For yonks now we believed Just Cause developer, Avalanche, was a subsidiary of Eidos (and latterly Square Enix), but we were obviously completely wrong. The studio's just announced a brand new downloadable project in collaboration with SEGA. The title, Renegade Ops, is a co-operative military vehicular shooter. We're kinda hoping it has the feel of a classic SEGA arcade title.

The game sends players behind enemy lines to defeat the comically named bad-guy, Inferno. Players will defeat enemies across a range of environments using a variety of vehicles and weapons.

There'll be a single-player component alongside online and local multiplayer co-op.

“Renegade Ops is Avalanche Studios’ first strategic step into the world of digitally downloaded games, but certainly not the last. With a strong foundation in our unique technology, we can allow our teams working on digitally downloaded games to unleash their creativity,” commented Christofer Sundberg, Avalanche’s founder and executive producer.

“A number of developers in the studio wanted to try developing a smaller digital project, so we gathered a team, built a new IP and SEGA gave us the opportunity to carry this out. The IP is all about driving or flying around blowing stuff up while playing with your friends and that to us, is a dream-project,” added senior producer Andreas Thorsén.

We're kinda excited about this. Avalanche has brilliant chops, and the partnership with SEGA sounds fitting if the actual game turns out as arcadey as it sounds. We're looking forward to some assets.