An e-mail from Microsoft this afternoon detailing the next few weeks of Xbox Live content did little to inform us of anything new... except of course date some previously unofficial Just Cause 2 DLC.
Avalanche have already stated that they've got lots of DLC planned and it looks as if the first piece is coming on April 7th. A piece of DLC they like to call the Chevalier Ice Breaker, which appears to be a "pimped-up Ice Cream Van."
The Chevalier Ice Breaker DLC was mentioned a while back in a long list of random items that someone from the SomethingAwful's forums uncovered within the text of the PC version of the demo (registration required, full list below).
Seeing as Microsoft and Xbox Live are expecting it to drop on the 7th, and the 8th is a Thursday, thus, PSN update day, it stands a good chance PS3 owners will be seeing it then. No price as of yet is stated.
The full list that was taken from the PC demo of rumoured DLC items that are planned for the game are as follows (it also includes the pre-order items):
Pimped Rides Pre-order Pack
Bring on the chaos in Panau with a pimped up Ice Cream Van. Featuring a sturdy front ram, side skirts and greater top speed, you have the perfect tool for causing some serious fender-benders. Its extreme makeover also include a jingle to match. And if you’re in the mood for something even more destructive, why not try out a true weapon of mass destruction in the new and improved Tuk-Tuk. No longer the runt of the litter, this particular Tuk-Tuk houses a ridiculously oversized mounted weapon on the roof. Just the thing you need to wreak havoc in paradise!
Wild Rides DLC Pack
Unleash your inner beast with two truly powerful new vehicles. Get your kicks on the routes of Panau with this beautiful Chevalier Sauvage -69. Once this muscle car kicks into high gear, it will take a swarm of Panau's finest to put it to a halt. And if you are looking for a bit more bang for your buck, try out the new F-33 Dragonfly fighter jet. With quad-mounted miniguns and double missile launchers, this agile bird is the definite ruler of the skies, and packs a serious punch to land based targets as well.
Multi-Rocket Launcher DLC Weapon
Become the master of destruction with this fine addition to the Just Cause 2 arsenal. As the name implies, the Multi-Rocket Launcher is capable of firing a spread of rockets on your target, making it the most destructive weapon in Panau.
Signature Guns DLC Weapon
Get ready to truly fill Rico Rodriguez's shoes with the return of his classic signature guns, as seen in the original Just Cause. Don't miss this opportunity to hone your chaos-causing skills, using Rico's favourite tools of the trade.
Bull's Eye Assault Rifle
More powerful than the standard assault rifle, this lightweight and lethal automatic rifle features increased accuracy and a higher magnification scope.
Air Propulsion Gun
Courtesy of the Agency Propulsion Labs, this gun was originally designed as a jet engine but was soon repurposed for the weapons division where the Air Propulsion Gun was born.
Cluster Bomb Launcher
A natural progression of the grenade launcher, the Cluster Bomb Launcher is a small-scale weapon of mass destruction for personal use.
Rico's Signature Gun
Customised by the Agency and adapted for Rico’s shooting style, this deadly accurate and powerful pistol packs a punch with precision, power and flair.
Quad Rocket Launcher
Combine a rocket launcher with a shotgun and you've got yourself the powerful Quad Rocket Launcher - expect some collateral damage!
Multi-lock Missile Launcher
This highly sophisticated weapon of destruction allows you to lock up to four targets and unleash a barrage of homing missiles to take care of all your troubles.
Tuk Tuk Boom Boom
Try out a true weapon of mass destruction in the new and improved Tuk Tuk. No longer the runt of the litter, this particular Tuk Tuk features a ridiculously oversized mounted weapon on the roof. Just the thing you need to wreak havoc in paradise!
Chevalier Ice Breaker
Bring on the chaos in Panau with a pimped-up Ice Cream Van. Featuring a sturdy front ram, side skirts and greater top speed, you have the perfect tool for causing some serious fender-benders. This extreme makeover also includes a jingle to match.
F-33 DragonFly Jet Fighter
Try out the new F-33 Dragonfly fighter jet. With quad-mounted miniguns and double missile launchers, this agile bird is the definite ruler of the skies, and packs a serious punch to land based targets as well.
No agent should be without a hot set of wheels and with an increased top speed and superior handling, you can arrive at your destination in style or make a guaranteed quick getaway.
The ultimate in amphibious transport, the Agency Hovercraft is the most flexible form of transport in the game. Steered by a thrust-based engine for smooth and agile movement, the vehicle is as comfortable on land as off. Equipped with a turret-mounted autocannon, you’re guaranteed to blow your opposition out of the water.
The usefulness of an oversized monster truck when destabilizing small countries is clearly evident.
Dual Parachute Thrusters
Take to the air for longer! The Dual Parachute Thrusters when mounted to the parachute rig provides bursts of forward momentum to extend airtime.
Dare Devil Parachute
Perform your ultimate stunts in style with this Dare Devil Parachute.
Featuring a skull motif, make an entrance no one will forget ... should you leave anyone alive to remember.
Designed for covert operations this camo parachute will make it much harder to trace your movements across Panau.
Take to the air in style with this tiger stripe parachute.
Avoid enemy heat with his hot Firestorm Parachute.
Rico's trademark 'Scorpion' comes to life in this bespoke parachute.
Rico's Standard Parachute
Rico's original parachute for those that would like to return to basics.