Some of your old favorites appear in a new Jagged Alliance 3 gameplay trailer

Today’s THQ Nordic Digital Showcase included another look at Jagged Alliance 3, which we haven’t seen since last year. (opens in a new tab) It’s a bit of a recap of what we saw last year, but there are also a few minutes of new gameplay footage that hints quite heavily at the old series. We see the mercenaries firing bursts, single shots, shooting while running and diving from cover to cover.

The biggest shock for series fans? Probably Vicki let her hair grow out. It’s a joke but I’m also 100% serious, she had a little buzz before and it was kind of a Grace Jones vibe and it was great, but now she has dreads. Either way, I think she’s still the dual-wielding classic car enthusiast who won my admiration in previous games, and if not, I say we riot.

Why am I worried? Because most of the best things about the Jagged Alliance series, now inactive for 23 years, was recruiting weird mercenaries to take on oppressive regimes, and how those mercenaries had a complex web of relationships with each other in this bizarre alternate world of super international. mercenaries. No kidding, the series had two draws: some really oddly detailed tactical gun battles and dozens of uniquely voiced mercenaries who loved/hated/loved each other in spades. Most of the mercenaries in the new gameplay trailer are the ones we’ve seen before – we’ll see if they add all 60 old mercenaries in addition to a few new ones, as I see at least three names that I don’t recongize- Omryn, Fauda and Smiley.

You can find Jagged Alliance 3 on his website (opens in a new tab) and on Steam (opens in a new tab), where it’s still listed as “Coming Soon”. Tell me I’m cautiously optimistic, because there are plenty of ways this fictional central African country could go wrong, real quick.

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