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Looks like the Steam slip up was right, with Just Cause 4 being announced.

From what we saw, gone are the colourful designs of the third game, as you now have to help the resistance survive. It’s a big release for Square Enix, and will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on December 4, 2018.

Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, you’ll have even more things to destroy and next-level physics – tornadoes and other extreme weather events have been introduced. The game has four distinct biomes; Rainforest, Grasslands, Alpine & Desert, and each will offer its own individual, fully simulated weather event. And of course, Rico Rodriguez has his trusty parachute, wingsuit and grapple hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customisable.

“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 is truly the heart of Just Cause 4 – it’ll deliver the most interactive, extreme weather simulations ever seen in a videogame, complimented by incredible visuals, unparalleled physics and endless creative possibilities.

You can preorder the game now; there’s a Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition & Gold Edition. Digital Deluxe will come with special Black Hand weaponry – the Black Hand Stealth Micro Jet and the Black Hand Prototype Wingsuit, whereas the Gold Edition has 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. Plus, if you check out the website, there’ll be a range of preorder bonuses across various retailers.

Square Enix are also presenting the Just Cause 4 E3 Blowout starting June 12, 2018, live from the LA convention centre. It’s a three day stream that will show off exclusive content, including video premieres from world famous YouTubers, brand new gameplay, and deep-dive developer interviews.

Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments.