What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Square Enix’s Just Cause series? If you didn’t say destruction, you clearly need to blow more things up. That’s because this massive open-world series has always been about pushing past barriers and advancement, all in the name of destroying the vast sandbox. That much was evident in the announcement trailer at E3 2018. However, Avalanche development team wants to make sure you know how much improvement they’ve made and how it’s not just their badass action star, Rico, that will be causing all the destruction, Mother Nature is getting in on the fun!
Below, are the 5 Behind the Scenes videos for Just Cause 4:
Apex Power – Named upon the concept of an Apex being a pinnacle or peak, the team at Avalanche discuss the new Apex Engine, built from the ground up to enable them to create the most dynamic instalment of the Just Cause series with best-in class features.
Force of Nature – The team explain how Rico, a force of nature in his own right, will work through and with the elements of tornadoes, sandstorms and torrential rain, and detail the simulation systems necessary for allowing extreme weather the perfect combination of realism and fun
The Grapple Hook – The embodiment of Rico is the grappling hook, the ultimate sandbox tool. Not only can it still achieve the same explosive destruction that players had in previous titles, it also now has new abilities, new options, and is fully customisable.
Redefining Rico – A best in class sandbox with unrivalled physics would be nothing without a hero to match. A new challenge awaits for Rico, he has left the agency and gone rogue. He returns in Just Cause 4 with more depth and complexity, but is no less the action hero fans have come to expect.
The World of Solis – The team explains how they created 500 years of backstory to inspire the world design and narrative, from colonial style original settlers to contemporary buildings.
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 fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. 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.
Avalanche Studios and Square Enix looks to have pushed the boundaries, once again, in the Just Cause franchise with a unique weather system and in-depth detail on the fictional location. They even went as far as developing a 500 year old history for Solis, which is incredible! Each innovation and detail makes Just Cause 4 one of the must-own games of the year, when the game releases on December 4, 2018!
Pre-order is available now.