Lead designer Peter Johansson has told Eurogamer Germany that Just Cause 2 will be out during the third quarter of 2009.

That's sometime between July and September; we had to count on our fingers.

Eidos had positioned the tropical action sequel for a late 2008 release but pushed the game back, presumably to make sure the lofty design promises were met this time around.

Many of these are abandoned features from the lacklustre but enjoyable openworld original, or ideas based on community feedback for Just Cause 1.

Boring side-missions have been replaced by chaos activities that reward destructive rampages by increasing influence with certain factions around the map. And the more influence you have, the more opportunities within that faction become accessible.

Gain enough favour and you may find yourself with enough power to knock out entire governments.

On top of all this will be reworked AI, lock-on targeting and a host of bigger and better weapons.

Head over to our Just Cause 1 review to find out what to expect.

Alternatively, pop into our Just Cause 2 gallery to see how the sequel is shaping up.

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