Just like it seems to happen with Duke Nukem Forever, I never hoped to see the day when Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge will be released to the public. It seems that I was wrong and I must admit that there’s no news that could make me any happier today!

Game Factory Interactive has teamed up with Tri Synergy to bring the anticipated sequel in the Jagged Alliance series to North American retailers this holiday season! Initially named Jagged Alliance 3D, then Jazz: Hired Guns, the game hopefully brings back to life the old heroes of the series (I absolutely loved Ivan and Igor, Fox and Barry and the eagle eyed Lyinx!).

If all these words are nonsense to you, you should know that Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge is a turn based strategy game with role playing elements that lets you command a squad of mercenaries in the virtual African country Diamond Coast. Tons of firepower will let your team destroy anything standing, but smooth talk and a wad of bills can also go a long way towards ensuring success. With multiple story lines and endings, you’re in total control of your own fate – just like you were in the previous games.

Now, all I can do is hope this game won’t be a miss and it will bring at least half of the fun its predecessors did.

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