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Eidos announces Just Cause

Play a CIA operative on PS2, Xbox and PC

In Eidos' Just Cause you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specialising in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito.

This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace. It could be to your advantage that this tropical paradise is about to implode as various factions vie for power - it just needs a gentle nudge in the right direction.

Just Cause offers the freedom to tackle your assignment however you want: play the island's factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. The detailed game world consists of 1,225 sq. miles of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities and villages, which can be explored by land, sea and air. And you will have at your disposal an exciting array of vehicles, planes and watercraft.

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"Our overall vision for Just Cause is to create a realistic game world where players can unleash their creativity in order to bring down a regime using any means possible. We want to provide the player with close to endless opportunities to play missions, explore the world and perform stunts using land, sea and air transport," says Christofer Sundberg, director at Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios.

Check out the screens to see what you think.

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