Square Enix yesterday 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. JC4 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.
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. JC4 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 JC4. It delivers the most interactive, extreme weather simulations ever seen in a videogame, complimented by incredible visuals, unparalleled physics and endless creative possibilities.
JC4 is available to pre-order now with a Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition & Gold Edition. The 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, for further info visit: www.JustCause.com/buy.
As part of the most ambitious E3 to date, starting June 12, Square Enix will present the JUST CAUSE 4 E3 BLOWOUT. Live from the LA convention centre, this 3-day stream will feature exclusive content, including video premieres from world famous YouTubers, brand new gameplay and deep-dive developer interviews.
-Press release by Square Enix