Square Enix has just revealed the details on the first content pack for Just Cause 3. The DLC will be titled “Sky Fortress” and is available to purchasers of the “Air, Land and Sea” Season Pass one week before it goes on sale as a standalone download.
Sky Fortress will center around an incursion by “Eden”, a megacorporation with a keen interest in Medici’s ever-present magic mineral Bavarium. In addition to considerately painting all their equipment in the same colors as Di Ravello, Eden has brought with them the titular Sky Fortress. The Fortress is a massive air vehicle, which echoes a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier controlled by supervillains.
The DLC will come with several new weapons for Rico, including a “‘Eviction’ personal defence drone and ‘Bavarium Splitter’ assault rifle” but clearly the main event is his new wingsuit. The ‘Bavarium wingsuit’ seems to have taken on the attributes of a jetpack, as well as shoulder mounted machine guns and auto targeting missiles. Because if Just Cause 3 was missing anything, it was a jetpack.
In the press release, Avalanche Studios’ Senior Producer Tobias Andersson comments on how the DLC will change the game;
“An incredible amount of time has been spent ensuring every new item is fully integrated into the main game and can be used during existing missions. Rico’s new Bavarium Wingsuit will fundamentally alter the core gameplay of Just Cause 3 and we can’t wait to see the crazy stunts that players perform with it.”
Revealed alongside the Sky Fortress DLC is the ‘Land’ entry in Just Cause 3’s season pass; Land Mech Assault.
Though story details have not been revealed yet, Land Mech Assault will bring an armored mech with a gravity gun to Medici. The mech will be able to pick up and throw objects in any direction and has a high degree of maneuverability for people to go marching around in. So really what Just Cause 3 was missing was a Jetpack and Half-Life inspired power armor.
The Just Cause 3 Season Pass slate will conclude with Bavarium Sea Heist with details forthcoming in the following months. What it will reveal Just Cause 3 is missing we are yet to find out.
The Sky Fortress DLC will be priced at $11.99 / €11.99 / £9.49 and the entire Air, Land & Sea Season Pass will run you $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99. All the Just Cause 3 DLC will be released by the end of summer 2016 with each entry coming a week early for Season Pass holders.
I quite liked Just Cause 3, and so did Shaun, so I’m interested to see how the DLC shapes out. Avalanche isn’t scaling back on the bombast in these entries which should suit most fans of the Just Cause series fine. The new toys that will come in the DLC really do need to shake things up to be successful, because you only need so many ways to blow up a fuel tank.