'Just Cause 3' Gameplay Trailer Delivers The Beautiful Explosions You've Always Wanted

Five years after Just Cause 2 rocked the fictional island of Panau, Square Enix  and Avalanche Studios are ramping up to the launch of Just Cause 3. Your cool-under-ridiculous-pressure hero Rico Rodriguez is back, but he’s bringing the hurt to a new dictator, on a new island. And by the looks of the explosion-filled trailer, Rodriguez is going raise the bar for sheer devastation. 

Just Cause 3 is going to arrive with a bang. Several of them.
Screengrab from Just Cause 3

The first thing you’ll notice about the trailer is that the graphics are stunning. Character movement looks life-like and the buildings and vehicles that Rodriguez destroys look darn near real. The trailer kicks off with Rodriguez jumping onto a fighter jet and yanking out the hapless pilot – and action is just warming up.

Just Cause 3 will be coming out “Holiday 2015,” but you can pre-order now for some in-game freebies. The game will be available for Windows, PS4, and Xbox One.

Avalanche Studios co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Christofer Sundberg recently discussed the Just Cause 3 launch on the company’s website. “We can’t wait to see your reactions to what we’ve created,” Sundberg said in a blog post. “Just Cause 3 truly represents the next generation of chaotic sandbox fun.” Yep, “chaotic sandbox fun” seems like a pretty apt description.