Publisher Square Enix releases the launch trailer for the upcoming Just Cause 3, featuring a heavy emphasis on the game’s love of ubiquitous explosions.
Just Cause 3 already loudly announced what the game is about when an incredibly destructive developer video released earlier this year, but the new launch trailer ramps up the action even more. The launch trailer is a fan contribution that won a trailer competition that featured over 1200 entries, and the winning video pays homage to one of the defining elements of Just Cause 3: explosions, explosions everywhere.
The rap that accompanies the gameplay footage, although unlikely to challenge for any music awards, is as entertaining as it is unapologetic about its single-minded focus on the various fiery ends enemies can meet in-game. The video itself is even more over-the-top, as one might expect from a game whose publisher has offered its players the chance to win a real-life island by pre-ordering Just Cause 3, featuring main character Rico Rodriguez setting anything he can get his hands on ablaze.
The engaging launch trailer isn’t a big surprise considering Square Enix featured heavily on Game Rant’s 10 Best E3 Trailers list earlier this year, and Just Cause 3 is exactly the kind of eye candy that gamers love to watch and produce themselves. However, enjoyable and nerdy raps aside, Just Cause 3 will have to answer some criticisms from gamers before it can truly be embraced by the community upon its release. Fans were disappointed when it was announced that Just Cause 3 won’t have multiplayer, and there have been concerns over the game’s framerate performance during gameplay already.
Beyond the title’s content, game director Roland Lesterlin also confirmed that Just Cause 3 will run at different resolutions on the PS4 and Xbox One. Lesterlin suggested that, because of the incredible explosions and variety of open-world gameplay decisions featured in the launch trailer, Square Enix and Avalanche Studios had limited hardware options on each console and had to make decisions regarding resolution based on those restrictions.
Regardless of what comes next for Just Cause 3, however, Square Enix has managed to generate some very real interest in one of their flagship series by embracing its unique blend of revolutionary narrative and goofy love affair with action sequences straight out of an old spy movie. The launch trailer shows just how much the community loves that winning formula, and hopefully Just Cause 3 ends up a worthy successor to an already beloved series.
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Just Cause 3 releases on December 1, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.