What new did we learn about Just Cause 4? Square Enix announced during E3 that it’s going to exist and they are working with Avalanche Studios on its completion. But will it be out before the end of the year?
Yes it will! We’ve got a December 4 release date for this sucker. Rico Rodriguez is back, with an updated, customizable grapple hook — and he will need it. This time he’ll have to deal with the weather…and it’ll be more than just rain! Gigantic tornadoes can appear with little warning, wreaking destruction wherever they touch down.
But if things get too crazy, just move somewhere else. Just Cause 4 takes place within four different biomes, each with separate weather and environment conditions. All this raw nature comes courtesy of the Apex engine, which is customized to deliver realistic and extreme weather conditions.
Square’s press release tells more.
LONDON (10th June, 2018) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced JUST CAUSE™ 4, the pivotal new entry in the highly successful action-sandbox series, developed by AVALANCHE STUDIOS. JUST CAUSE 4 was unveiled with a new gameplay trailer as part of the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing. JUST CAUSE 4 will be a key release for Square Enix and a landmark entry for the series, when it is available on December 4, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4®, and Windows PC.
The JUST CAUSE 4: Announcement Gameplay Trailer can be found here:
Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, JUST CAUSE 4 takes the series incredible destruction and unique physics to a whole new level with the introduction of tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. JUST CAUSE 4 has four distinct biomes: Rainforest, Grasslands, Alpine & Desert. With each biome offering its own individual, fully simulated weather event, players will have a truly unique experience as they traverse this deep, diverse world.
Rico Rodriguez returns in JUST CAUSE 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grapple hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customisable. Making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.
“We’ve taken everything that players loved from our previous games and with brand new features, enhanced physics and core gameplay improvements, we’ve created the most ambitious Just Cause experience to date,” said Francesco Antolini, Game Director at Avalanche Studios. “The introduction of Extreme Weather is a complete game changer – players will not have seen anything like this in a videogame. We have created fully physicalized tornadoes, blizzards, sandstorms and torrential downpours which affect gameplay in a very real way. All of this is now possible thanks to our brand new Apex engine.”
The new Apex engine underpins everything in JUST CAUSE 4. It delivers the most interactive, extreme weather simulations ever seen in a videogame, complimented by incredible visuals, unparalleled physics and endless creative possibilities.
Check out the “Welcome to JUST CAUSE 4” video to hear more from the developers:
JUST CAUSE 4 is available to pre-order now with a Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition & Gold Edition. JUST CAUSE 4’s Digital Deluxe Edition comes packed with special Black Hand weaponry – the Black Hand Stealth Micro Jet and the Black Hand Prototype Wingsuit. The Gold Edition includes the Expansion Pass, the Golden Gear Pack, and all the Digital Deluxe Content. Players who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition or the Gold Edition will also guarantee Early Access to the game at launch. A range of pre-order bonuses are on offer across select retailers.