Just Cause 3 has a very cool Final Fantasy 7 Easter Egg

Being an open-world game packed to the rafters with content, you probably aren’t surprised to learn that Just Cause 3 hides a boatload of Easter Eggs for gamers to uncover. Well, not only is that the case, but there’s one particular hidden nugget that is sure to resonate with fans of Square Enix’s seminal 1997 RPG, Final Fantasy VII. 

Yep, Just Cause 3 features a cameo appearance by the Buster Sword, which Final Fantasy aficionados will recognise as the signature (and absurdly large) weapon of the game’s troubled protagonist, Cloud Strife. Gamers can locate the iconic weapon stuck in a mountain side in the Montana region of Avalanche Studios’ critically acclaimed action-adventure sequel. 

Those of you who are looking forward to wielding the sword in combat might what to dial back their expectations a little; the Buster Sword can’t be claimed by your character, and can’t actually be interacted with at all. It’s just sitting there, tempting you. But regardless, it looks just as awesome as it always has done, so we suppose you can always stand theire and admire its beauty while you wait patiently for the Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4.

Check out a video of it below, courtesy of Aztech Gaming.

Just Cause 3 is available now for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Read our full review of the epic open-world sequel to see if it’s worth spending your hard-earned cash on. Despite only coming out earlier this month, rumors have already started that Avalanche Studios is working on a follow-up to Just Cause 3 after confirming it is busy working on two AAA action titles.

The sequel takes place on the fictional island of Medici, with players controlling protagonist Rico Rodriguez as he returns home after leaving The Agency. However, he soon discovers the island is in fact under the control of General Di Ravello, a brutal dictator hell bent on world domination. Many of the signature features of the game’s predecessor, 2010’s Just Cause 2, will return for the sequel, including the grappling hook and parachute, although their functionality has been slightly improved this time around.

New to the table this time includes a wingsuit, which allows Rodriguez to navigate the game world more easily by gliding across the landscape. As ever, destruction will be a main theme, with players able to wreak havoc across the island as they see fit with an arsenal of powerful weaponry, including shotguns, RPGs, machine-guns and more. Furthermore, Just Cause 3 will include an assortment of vehicles such as planes, exotic cars, ships and more.