Eidos Interactive (Tomb Raider, Kane and Lynch
) has announced Just Cause 2
, a sequel to the 2006 title, in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Like its predecessor, Just Cause 2
will be developed by Stockholm, Sweden-based Avalanche Studios. The sequel will again follow original protagonist Rico Rodriguez, setting him in the Southeast Asian Panau islands against a storyline Eidos says is "over-the-top" and "Hollywood-esque."
Eidos says it will add more stunts, vehicles and weapons to the sandbox-style format, promising a 1000-square kilometer game world and an improved air, land and sea stunt system.
Eidos brand manager Alex Price commented, "Remember everything you loved about Just Cause
, then take it to the next level: vehicles, stunts, weapons, freedom, grappling hook, action, everything. The game world is even more incredible in Just Cause 2
and Rico has done a bit of growing up, so expect quite a few new surprises up his sleeves."