Just Cause announced

Current-gen consoles and PC.

What with all the excitement surrounding the next-generation consoles flying about, it's good to know that the current-gen - or olden-days consoles, as they'll soon be known - haven't been completely forgotten just yet.

At least not by Eidos, which has just revealed the first details of Just Cause for PS2, PC and Xbox. Screenshots are available here.

The game sees you taking the role of undercover CIA agent Rico Rodriguez, who's on a mission to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito, a rogue South American island.

It seems the government has been stockpiling Weapons of Mass Destruction, topically, and now the whole world is under threat as various factions on the island fight for control.

Only you can save the day, and the means by which you do it are up to you - set the factions against each other, start a rebellion by the general populace, or establish alliances with local revolutionaries and drug cartels. There's no need to follow any UN guidelines or anything, so it's just like real life.

The game is set over 1225 square miles of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities and villages, and you can explore by land, sea and air with “one of the most varied and exciting array of vehicles, planes and watercraft ever seen in a video game.” So hopefully that will include motorbikes. And hoverboards.

Just Cause is slated for a release later this year.

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