The Just Cause franchise technically gives those playing a nominal reason for you to be doing what you do, but everyone knows the real reason to do anything in Just Cause is... well, it's right there in the title. The player is dropped into an open location, given access to a huge variety of weapons, tools, and interactive environments and effectively tasked with completing objectives by any means necessary. There is an added incentive to finding out how far beyond necessary one can go with what's available.
But even a big title like the recent hit Just Cause 3 eventually runs out of content. Where do players go from here? The answer turns out to be the title of the next content pack DLC: Land, Sea & Air.
Land, Sea & Air promises to bring a trio of new missions and gear to the game, spaced out over the course of summer 2016. First up is the "air" portion, Sky Fortress, which brings the new threat of an evil version of The Avengers' hellicarrier, new enemies in the form of robotic drones. Additionally, the pack will feature a new weapon in the form of a jet-pack/wing-suit combo players can deploy to combat both new enemies.
Senior producer Tobias Andersson had this to say:
"An incredible amount of time has been spent ensuring every new item is fully integrated into the main game and can be used during existing missions. Rico’s new Bavarium Wingsuit will fundamentally alter the core gameplay of Just Cause 3 and we can’t wait to see the crazy stunts that players perform with it."
The press release for Sky Fortress also detailed the next part of the expansion, "Land Mech Assault," which features a suit of powered armor and a gravity gun, which developer Avalanche Studios described by saying:
"The second pack in the Expansion Pass entitled Land Mech Assault will contain another new series of missions that introduce a unique new vehicle that can be carried over into the main game; a heavily armoured mech armed with a gravity gun that allows objects to be picked up and powerfully thrown in any direction. Although the mech is as strong as a tank, it is highly manoeuvrable and agile and behaves unlike anything else in the game."
The details of the "sea" expansion have yet to be revealed save for the title: Bavarium Sea Heist. Sky Fortress will be priced at $11.99, while the complete Air, Land & Sea pass will be available for $24.99. All three content packs will be available before the end of summer 2016 and released one week early to players who've already purchased the Expansion Pass. Summer 2016 is promising release for several major games, but with Air, Land & Sea, Avalanche is hoping players will also find time to check back in with Rico Rodriguez.
Time will tell if it succeeds (expansion pack sales are notorious difficult to predict for "mid-tier" franchises like Just Cause) but it's difficult to name a video game that couldn't have been improved by a jet-pack.
Source: Just Cause
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