Square Enix made the announcement today that the demo for Just Cause 2
has been downloaded 2,000,000 times. Is this positive word of mouth because people are having that much fun? Or was the first game a near-miss that makes people want to see if the sequel is better? I'm not one of the 2 million people. Should I be?
Just Cause 2 demo breaks 2m downloads
Since its launch on March 4th, the Just Cause 2 playable demo has taken the internet by storm, receiving well over 2 million downloads. In that time, players have driven a distance equivalent to a trip from the earth to the moon and back four times; Panau Island has lost almost 30 million of its population (with approximately 2.5 million headshots, almost a million drivers hurled from hijacked vehicles and 27,000 Piñata kills); and players have BASE jumped the equivalent of a freefall through the Earth's core, pole-to-pole, twice.
Available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, the demo ranks as one of the largest playable sandbox demos of all time, featuring 35 square miles of Panauan playground in which to cause complete chaos. The stunning Lautan Lama Desert setting plays backdrop to an adrenaline-fuelled and action-packed play test, featuring an astonishing amount of activities for the player, including numerous towns, villages and military bases to explore, military assassinations and air races, culminating in one explosive mission from the full game.
As Rico Rodriguez, the Agency's most powerful weapon, players must take on the island of Panau and its military regime in order to track down Rico's former boss and mentor, Tom Sheldon, who has gone rogue with millions in Agency cash and intel. Using a unique grapple and parachute combination, there is no vertical limit as the air becomes your playground: grapple a passing plane in flight, hijack helicopters, BASE jump from the tallest buildings or mountains and leave a trail of chaos and destruction in your wake. Just Cause 2 offers players the freedom to tackle missions any way they choose and, with over 100 vehicles and countless upgrades and collectibles, the choices for relentless adrenaline-fuelled action are limitless.
Just Cause 2 will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows® and will be released under the EIDOS brand portfolio. All formats will release in-stores from March 23rd, 2010, in North America and March 26th, 2010, in Europe, Middle East, and Australasia. More information is available on the official website at www.justcause.com.