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Just Cause Developer Announces Renegade Ops

Avalanche to put its stamp on twin-stick, vehicle-based shooters.

Renegade Ops” is the, uh, inspired name of the next project to come out of Avalanche Studios, the developer of the open-world action title Just Cause and its quirk-filled follow-up Just Cause 2. And get this--Ops is a downloadable, vehicular combat game that uses Just Cause 2's tech.

In a press release put out by Avalanche's publishing partner Sega, a bit of the setup is explained. In the campaign portion, you'll control “mobile commando unit” in charge of killing terrorist goons led by a bad dude named "Inferno." You'll be able to accomplish this unforgettable goal with up to four players online, but you’ll also be able to get your anti-terrorist on by lonesome or with a couch partner via split-screen play. Sega claims that the shooter will also feature a“wide” array of vehicles to use and plenty of heavy weapons, including the Gatling gun and an electromagnetic shock gun. Sounds renegade.
 


Speaking exclusively with Eurogamer, Avalanche producer Andreas Thorsén claims that Shadow Complex had a big impact on the development of Renegade Ops. No, really. "A lot of inspiration came from looking at Shadow Complex and what they did to the Super Metroid mechanics,” he said. “We wanted to do something similar, using old school mechanics created with the looks of today."

Renegade Ops is due out at some point later this year and is slated for release across PC digital download, Xbox Live Arcade, and PSN.    
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Posted by BradNicholson

Renegade Ops” is the, uh, inspired name of the next project to come out of Avalanche Studios, the developer of the open-world action title Just Cause and its quirk-filled follow-up Just Cause 2. And get this--Ops is a downloadable, vehicular combat game that uses Just Cause 2's tech.

In a press release put out by Avalanche's publishing partner Sega, a bit of the setup is explained. In the campaign portion, you'll control “mobile commando unit” in charge of killing terrorist goons led by a bad dude named "Inferno." You'll be able to accomplish this unforgettable goal with up to four players online, but you’ll also be able to get your anti-terrorist on by lonesome or with a couch partner via split-screen play. Sega claims that the shooter will also feature a“wide” array of vehicles to use and plenty of heavy weapons, including the Gatling gun and an electromagnetic shock gun. Sounds renegade.
 


Speaking exclusively with Eurogamer, Avalanche producer Andreas Thorsén claims that Shadow Complex had a big impact on the development of Renegade Ops. No, really. "A lot of inspiration came from looking at Shadow Complex and what they did to the Super Metroid mechanics,” he said. “We wanted to do something similar, using old school mechanics created with the looks of today."

Renegade Ops is due out at some point later this year and is slated for release across PC digital download, Xbox Live Arcade, and PSN.    
Posted by DrBeardface

Looking good.

Posted by crusader8463
@DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo.
Posted by Skald

Honestly, I'd prefer something more like Just Cause 2. That game was fantastic.

Posted by NXH

Tbh, I have no idea why people find Just Casue 2 a good game. I thought it was awful!

Posted by iAmJohn

Soooooo it's Assault Heroes?

Posted by DrBeardface
@crusader8463 said:
" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
Yep, good lookin logo.
Posted by damswedon
@crusader8463 said:
" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
If you look into the white background  for long and hard enough you can see the face of God.
Posted by dragonzord

Ops -- the buzzword of this generation.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

OPS OF THE RENEGADE

Posted by MisterMouse

could be kind of cool, but the name leaves something to be desired.

Posted by Stackboy

Cool, I'll check it out. Feels like a stop gap to a bigger title release.

Posted by Sjosz

You'll see that it'll have DLC called Paragon Ops, as well.

Posted by Deusoma
@nxh said:
" Tbh, I have no idea why people find Just Casue 2 a good game. I thought it was awful! "
The trick is that they actually played it, you see.
 
Inevitably crappy vehicular combat is not what I wanted to see next out of these guys. I mean, Just Cause 2 was one of the best games of last year, but the driving was easily the weakest part. I hope they can this and get to working on Just Cause 3 sooner rather than later.
Posted by zombie2011

I like how bigger studios are doing some Arcade games.

Posted by RoyCampbell

So Twisted Metal.

Posted by tourgen
@zombie2011 said:
" I like how bigger studios are doing some Arcade games. "
me too, It's cool and we could see some really great games come out of this trend. 
 
So this game is Carmageddon or vigilante 8 or what?
Posted by AhmadMetallic

And get this--Ops is a downloadable, vehicular combat game that uses Just Cause 2's tech.    

im sold
Posted by MrKlorox

Vehicular? Sale averted. The car handling of the Just Cause games is poor enough to make me avoid this.

Posted by BaconBits

Soo...it's Jackal?... or maybe Desert Strike?...or Jungle Strike... or....

Posted by Mikemcn
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
"

And get this--Ops is a downloadable, vehicular combat game that uses Just Cause 2's tech.    

im sold "
Im not sold, this means they're spending less time on making Just Cause 3's world stupid big. 
Posted by Lukeweizer
@DrBeardface said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
Yep, good lookin logo. "
That tire mark represents EXTREEEEEEEEEEEME-NESS! That's what looks so good.
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Mikemcn said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
"

And get this--Ops is a downloadable, vehicular combat game that uses Just Cause 2's tech.    

im sold "
Im not sold, this means they're spending less time on making Just Cause 3's world stupid big.  "
oh ya :( 
 
 
@MrKlorox said:
" Vehicular? Sale averted. The car handling of the Just Cause games is poor enough to make me avoid this. "
hey klorox long time no see ! get on steam damnit ! 
also, its fine that you think the driving in JC2 is poor, thats your opinion. i just wanna inform you that there are people who think its perfect for the game's pace and feel.. so i disagree, the driving in JC2 is phenomenally satisfying once you master it
Posted by carlthenimrod

Sounds like the title of a Doritos game.

Posted by Portis

Man, whatever. Make Just Cause 3, please. 
 
I fucking loved Just Cause 2.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I loved Just Cause 2, but I'm not sure what to make of this. I think I'll wait for a trailer.

Posted by Landon
@damswedon said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
If you look into the white background  for long and hard enough you can see the face of God. "
No, you have to star for 30 seconds then look at a blank wall and blink.
Posted by foggel

"Ops" has been a popular word to include in game titles lately.

Posted by Underachiever007

"Renegade Ops" sounds like a name that should have been taken a long time ago.

Posted by MiniPato

Who knows, maybe by car combat they mean that you can get out of your car and grapple onto the hood of other people's cars spraying their windshield with your smg.

Posted by GetBentTheVideoGame
@Portis said:
" Man, whatever. Make Just Cause 3, please.
Posted by captain_clayman
@nxh said:
" Tbh, I have no idea why people find Just Casue 2 a good game. I thought it was awful! "
did you forget to skip the cutscenes or something?
Edited by FuzzYLemoN

Just Cause 2 engine was good at making stuff blow up real nice, so this is intriguing.

Posted by chickdigger802

Man I thought this was a remake of Renegade Cop...

Posted by dagas

Sounds like a game from 1988, but that might be the point.

Posted by Sjupp
@damswedon said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
If you look into the white background  for long and hard enough you can see the face of God. "
Doesn't that apply to everyone? Provided you are religious enough?
Posted by McGhee
@Portis said:
" Man, whatever. Make Just Cause 3, please.  I fucking loved Just Cause 2. "
Edited by BraveFart

Just Cause 2 was REALLY fun. And i still think about the Just Cause 2 world and all the things you can do in it and im gonna go back to it soon after i finished all my other games.
 
So im hopefull for this new game. But best of all would be Just Cause 3 :P (or a downloadable continuation of Just Cause 2)

Posted by BraveFart
@MrKlorox said:
" Vehicular? Sale averted. The car handling of the Just Cause games is poor enough to make me avoid this. "
the car handling in Just Cause 2 was not a big problem since with some skill you can learn how to drive awesomely. Your just a bad driver :)
 
who the hell cares about the car handling of Just Cause 2... it's a much bigger game than just driving around in a car.
Posted by Osiris
@DrBeardface: @DrBeardface said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
Yep, good lookin logo. "
haha :)
Posted by chriskelly123

GIVE ME JUST CAUSE 3!!!!!!!!! 
 
however, if this game features the stunt position, then i may reconsider.

Edited by FesteringNeon
@damswedon said:

" @crusader8463 said:

" @DrBeardface said:
" Looking good. "
It's just a logo. "
If you look into the white background  for long and hard enough you can see the face of God. "

Posted by MrKlorox
@BraveFart said:
" @MrKlorox said:
" Vehicular? Sale averted. The car handling of the Just Cause games is poor enough to make me avoid this. "
the car handling in Just Cause 2 was not a big problem since with some skill you can learn how to drive awesomely. Your just a bad driver :)  who the hell cares about the car handling of Just Cause 2... it's a much bigger game than just driving around in a car. "
Quite a few leaps in logic there. You seem to think I have trouble driving the cars. I can drive the cars fine, it's just that I don't enjoy doing so because they feel like shit. They felt better in GTA4, or even the panned Mafia 2.
 
Also, your discounting of the driving in Just Cause as if that has no bearing on this game is plain ridiculous.
Posted by beard_of_zeus
@Underachiever007 said:
" "Renegade Ops" sounds like a name that should have been taken a long time ago. "
You would have thought so. Conflict: Denied Ops is the closest relative that I can think of in the generic-ass sounding game category.
Posted by Beefy_Face

Nothing about this pleases me. 

Posted by BraveFart
@MrKlorox said:
" @BraveFart said:
" @MrKlorox said:
" Vehicular? Sale averted. The car handling of the Just Cause games is poor enough to make me avoid this. "
the car handling in Just Cause 2 was not a big problem since with some skill you can learn how to drive awesomely. Your just a bad driver :)  who the hell cares about the car handling of Just Cause 2... it's a much bigger game than just driving around in a car. "
Quite a few leaps in logic there. You seem to think I have trouble driving the cars. I can drive the cars fine, it's just that I don't enjoy doing so because they feel like shit. They felt better in GTA4, or even the panned Mafia 2. Also, your discounting of the driving in Just Cause as if that has no bearing on this game is plain ridiculous. "
quit complaining duder !
Posted by noptatic

Just Cause 2 was captivating, can't wait to see what they do with this, especially with the Shadow Complex inspiration.

Posted by Crono
@BraveFart said:
" @MrKlorox said:
" @BraveFart said:
" @MrKlorox said:
" Vehicular? Sale averted. The car handling of the Just Cause games is poor enough to make me avoid this. "
the car handling in Just Cause 2 was not a big problem since with some skill you can learn how to drive awesomely. Your just a bad driver :)  who the hell cares about the car handling of Just Cause 2... it's a much bigger game than just driving around in a car. "
Quite a few leaps in logic there. You seem to think I have trouble driving the cars. I can drive the cars fine, it's just that I don't enjoy doing so because they feel like shit. They felt better in GTA4, or even the panned Mafia 2. Also, your discounting of the driving in Just Cause as if that has no bearing on this game is plain ridiculous. "
quit complaining duder ! "
Yeah quit actually scrutinizing the game and attempting to have a dialogue, duder!