Jagged Alliance 2 remake due in October

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2011 4:25pm PDT

bitComposer's remake of mercenary tactical RPG Jagged Alliance 2, which was announced as 'Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded,' is due to arrive on October 18, publisher Kalypso has revealed at E3.

While players have every right to be sceptical of modern remakes of old favourites, it at least seems that Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, as it's now called, won't be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Back in Action is in shiny 3D but still rendered from an isometric view. The tactical combat is a blend of real-time and turn-based, with line of sight, cover, prone, accuracy falloff, and so on to consider as you direct your squad of mercenaries.

You'll still be levelling up your mercs as you play, and working tactical, diplomatic and economic channels to fund your operations to dethrone a ruthless dictator. And yes, you can still blow holes in walls.

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action will cost $39.99 when it hits PC on October 18.

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