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Return of a Classic: Jagged Alliance 3 Announced

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It's been more than 10 years since Jagged Alliance 2. Are you ready now for another?

Old school PC gamers should remember the Jagged Alliance games with much fondness. Despite it being more than a decade since the release of Jagged Alliance 2, news comes today of a third entry into the series.

The German publisher bitComposer Games has secured the full rights to the license from Strategy First, and will publish this famous strategy game sometime in 2011.

"Although Jagged Alliance 2 was published over ten years ago now, the game still represents a milestone in the genre and boasts a huge following of loyal fans," says Wolfgang Duhr, Managing Director of bitComposer Games. "We are delighted to acquire this classic game for bitComposer, and want to continue the success of the previous titles in the series, while giving the new version a contemporary look, bearing in mind the strong features of its predecessors."

That's all the details at the moment, but we look forward to hearing more. Stay tuned!

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    industrial_zman , March 10, 2010 11:56 PM
    I guess it's time to dust off my copies of the original 2 and addons and see if I can beat the games before the third installment comes out. Nothing like a good old turn based strategy game.

    Does this mean Steam or some other online content system will have a sale on the digital copy versions of the older ones?
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    bison88 , March 11, 2010 12:50 AM
    Woah flashback I remember this game because at the same time as a kid I thought it was funny how there was a band Jagged Edge with that "Lets Get Married" all over the radio. Good news lol just that game always gives me flash backs to Jagged Edge everytime I hear it
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    husker , March 11, 2010 1:00 AM
    Ah ha! Now I remember where my youth went!
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    Cons29 , March 11, 2010 3:13 AM
    one of my favorites, JA2 is a great game. lots of guns, tactics, even 1 stage will take time to finish.

    i thing tho, that 20 question thingy, i found any guides to that, i mean yes you will proly get the skill based on the questions, but is there a secret/rare skill?
    and i couldn't get heavy weapons if i remember it right.
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    markmarkmark , March 11, 2010 5:53 AM
    Man! i'm so glad this is happening!!
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    killerclick , March 11, 2010 6:58 AM
    It is as welcome as it was inevitable!
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    lordcrazex , March 11, 2010 9:23 AM
    Ah ha! Now I remember where my youth went!

    LOL, that's just so true....
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    MrMaestro , March 11, 2010 10:52 AM
    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet. I just re-installed JA2 a month or so ago and played quite a bit. JA2 has so many little things put into that make it such a well thought-out and entertaining game. In general, I can't stand the RPG genre, I almost always find it incredibly boring, but JA2 is one of my all time favourite games. I hope they don't try to tweak the formula too much!

    I remember screenshots from a supposedly in-the-works JA 3D years ago, what ever happened to that?
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    maigo , March 11, 2010 12:24 PM
    About time it was officially official
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2010 12:30 PM
    Great news! But I still remain skeptical everytime I hear about a new JA title. Are any of the original Sir-Tech developers involved in the new project?
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    Zoonie , March 11, 2010 1:38 PM
    Ivan and Fidel ride again :D 
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    martel80 , March 11, 2010 1:46 PM
    I thought this game was by Sirtech... like one of the best dungeons ever - the Wizardry 7. I guess it's a second(third, ...)-hand IP sale.
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    zorky9 , March 11, 2010 1:49 PM
    ZoonieIvan and Fidel ride again

    Hope they'll bring back Magic!
    "I'll cut you some slack on a long term deal.. if it's good for you."
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2010 2:07 PM
    shadow is my man.....
    links also......
    and scope.....
    shadow in frontlines, and links/scope for suport.....
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    sliem , March 11, 2010 2:24 PM
    Hopefully it'll be on-par graphic and gameplay, not like JA or JA2.
    Just as Fallout3 returned so much different than previous two (or three if you include Fallout Tactics).
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    zorky9 , March 11, 2010 2:30 PM
    sliemHopefully it'll be on-par graphic and gameplay, not like JA or JA2.Just as Fallout3 returned so much different than previous two (or three if you include Fallout Tactics).

    Agree - but I'm kinda leaning towards it being somewhat real-time rather than turn-based like the Commandos franchise. It'd be great also if you can change views as well like CoH. Gameplay will change, I know. but it'll make you think on your feet more often.
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    icemunk , March 11, 2010 7:01 PM
    Hopefully they keep with the original and go turn-based
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    japps2 , March 12, 2010 1:15 PM
    what a classic game...first Fallout brought back, now Jagged Alliance...damn, I need more time