How many times will be writing the word announced this week? If you're guess was 1,456 then you win! Your prize? An all expenses paid trip to Stop Answering Joke Questions. Anyway, it's been quite the E3 so far. With another surprise reveal this morning from the Xbox E3 briefing - Just Cause 4!
From Square Enix and Avalanche Studios - who are also working on Rage 2 with Bethesda and id Software. And although this looks like your typical Just Cause, when that means insane action, beautiful vistas, and true sandbox destruction - that's not a bad thing. Plus, this time there are tornadoes.
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.
“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.”
And it's out December 4 this year! Somehow Square Enix found a window without a massive release. Also, thank the Space Pope it's not February 2019.