For those that never got around to playing Just Cause 3, it was a bit of a watershed moment for the series in my opinion. Just Cause went from the empty but fun world of number 2 to a terrifically deep, still brilliantly explosive iconothon in number 3.
With that in mind, the announcement of Just Cause 4 from E3 yesterday was a welcome one, even if the release date does strike me as slightly odd. That’s December 4th for JC fans. My question would be whether it allows enough of a window for those pre-Christmas purchase that parents and grandparents make?
That’s an aside really though – take a look at the trailer and tell me it doesn’t look impressive?
“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.
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, for further info visit: www.JustCause.com/buy.”