Right now’s THQ Nordic Digital Showcase included one other have a look at Jagged Alliance 3, which we haven’t seen since last year. (opens in new tab) It’s kind of of recap of what we noticed final yr, however there’s additionally a couple of minutes of latest gameplay footage that evokes the previous sequence fairly closely. In it, we will see the mercenaries capturing bursts, single photographs, firing on the run, and diving from cowl to cowl.
The largest shock for sequence followers? In all probability that Vicki grew out her hair. That is a joke but in addition I am 100% severe, she had a brief buzz earlier than and it was type of a Grace Jones vibe and that was neat, however now she has dreads. Both approach, I anticipate she’s nonetheless the dual-wielding traditional automobile fanatic that received my admiration within the prior video games, and if she’s not I say we riot.
Why do I care? As a result of a lot of the most effective stuff within the now 23 years out of motion Jagged Alliance sequence was in recruiting bizarre mercenaries to tackle oppressive regimes, and in how these mercenaries had an internet of complicated relationships with one another on this weird alternate world of worldwide tremendous mercenaries. No joke, the sequence had two attracts: Actually weirdly detailed tactical gun fight and dozens of uniquely voiced mercs who all appreciated/hated/liked one another in spades. A lot of the mercs within the new gameplay trailer are ones we have seen earlier than—we’ll see in the event that they add all 60-some of the previous mercs on prime of some new ones, since I see a minimum of three names I do not recongize—Omryn, Fauda, and Smiley.
You will discover Jagged Alliance 3 on its website (opens in new tab) and on Steam (opens in new tab), the place it is nonetheless listed as “Coming Quickly.” Chalk me up as cautiously optimistic, as a result of there are lots of ways in which this fictional Central African nation schtick might go actual flawed, actual quick.