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Jagged Alliance 3: The Franchise Got Too XCOM-y For Its Good [VIDEO]

Haemimont Games’ game also appeared at the THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2022.

 

We don’t get the publisher. Okay, they announced several games last year, and today’s news includes three that have NO new details since their September 2021 announcement. It’s incredible: they include two franchises that were big hits back in the day: Outcast and Jagged Alliance both have veteran fans. The narrator’s voice in the video for Jagged Alliance 3 might have a too forced of a Latin American accent, and the gameplay seems… well, more like a watered-down experience with an overly XCOM feel (we noticed this last year…). Oh, and a big LOL for the TTS sound for PC.

Since the publisher is ignoring the press (there were more pictures and videos for Spongebob and Outcast 2 last year than now!), we’ll have to quote ourselves again: The publisher’s press release goes knee-deep into what the franchise is all about: “Fans have been waiting for decades, to see the third edition of the legendary strategy franchise Jagged Alliance. The strategy game experts from Haemimont Games, well known for their work on the Tropico series, Surviving Mars, Victor Vran, and many other great games, will finally create a true successor to the beloved series. This time, the player takes command of a mercenary force in the fictional country of Grand Chien—a land thrown into chaos after a brutal paramilitary force known as “the Legion” took over.

Jagged Alliance 3 will combine tactically deep, turn-based combat to explore an enormous game world with strategic elements including gaining control over territories, training local forces, and establishing multiple squads chosen from beloved mercenaries—all well known to fans of the series. Jagged Alliance 3 will have RPG elements like special perks or level-ups for your mercenaries and looting and customizing your arsenal of weaponry. Coming to PC, Jagged Alliance 3 will also feature a co-op multiplayer mode so you can free Grand Chien together with a friend.”

The Steam page has more details for us once again: “Grand Chien, a nation of rich natural resources and deep political divides, is thrown into chaos when the elected president goes missing, and a paramilitary force known as “The Legion” seizes control of the countryside. Now, the President’s family has pulled together all their resources, including an arrangement with the powerful Adonis corporation, to hire a group of skilled mercenaries tasked with finding the President and bringing order back to the country.

In Jagged Alliance 3, select from a massive cast of mercenaries with their unique personalities, quirks, and backstories. Then go out and explore Grand Chien as you meet new people, earn money, grow your team, and ultimately make your own decisions that will decide the country’s fate […],” it reads.”

Jagged Alliance 3 is announced for PC, and no, there’s no word again on when it will be released…

Source: Gematsu

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