Jagged Alliance: Back in Action demo released

There's been a lot of hemming and hawing over Jagged Alliance: Back in Action from fans of the original turn-based tactical series, over changes like its once-absent fog of war (since added back in) and real-time-y combat. Now you can see for yourself how bitComposer's remake of Jagged Alliance 2 has panned out, thanks to a 354MB demo released today.

The demo packs one tutorial mission along with a sample level from the final game, 'Orta Laboratory.' It's taken from "about 2/3 of the way through the game," and bitComposer warns that it's "REALLY, I mean REAAALLLY, hard." Handily, you'll have a pre-assembled team of "veteran mercenaries, armed to the teeth," as you tackle it.

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action hits PC on February 14 at $40, published by Kalypso Media.

If you're stuck at work for now, or waiting for the demo to download and install, here's a trailer explaining Back in Action's new "Plan & Go" combat:

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