Right this moment’s THQ Nordic Digital Showcase included one other take 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what we noticed final yr, however there’s additionally a couple of minutes of latest gameplay footage that evokes the outdated collection fairly closely. In it, we are able to see the mercenaries taking pictures bursts, single pictures, firing on the run, and diving from cowl to cowl.
The most important shock for collection followers? Most likely that Vicki grew out her hair. That is a joke but in addition I am 100% critical, 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 manner, I count on she’s nonetheless the dual-wielding basic automobile fanatic that gained 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 very best stuff within the now 23 years out of motion Jagged Alliance collection was in recruiting bizarre mercenaries to tackle oppressive regimes, and in how these mercenaries had an internet of advanced relationships with one another on this weird alternate world of worldwide tremendous mercenaries. No joke, the collection had two attracts: Actually weirdly detailed tactical gun fight and dozens of uniquely voiced mercs who all favored/hated/cherished one another in spades. Many 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the new gameplay trailer are ones we have seen earlier than—we’ll see in the event that they add all 60-some of the outdated mercs on high of some new ones, since I see a minimum of three names I do not recongize—Omryn, Fauda, and Smiley.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 numerous ways in which this fictional Central African nation schtick might go actual incorrect, actual quick.