Fri, Feb 04, 2011 | 03:55 GMT
JA 2 remake renamed Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, screened
Publisher Kalypso has prodded me into remembering the existence of Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded by renaming it as Jagged Alliance: Back in Action and sending in some rather lovely screenshots.
Back in Action is a remake of the classic tactical RPG sequel, Jagged Alliance 2. First released in 1999, during the later heyday of the TRPG genre on PC (think X-Com and Fallout), JA2 was pretty well received by critics and fans alike. A surprising amount of non-linearity, and later a slew of expansions, ensured a long lifespan and even longer fond memories. Ahh. Those were the days.
Kalypso is promising “modernised gameplay” which should ease the learning curve for newcomers, although it’s a little worrying for veterans hoping for a faithful recreation.
In any case, it looks nice; see the screens below. Back in Action is due for European release in the fourth quarter, exclusively for PC.