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‘Just Cause 4’ Is Coming Out Dec. 4

Publisher Square Enix and Avalanche Studios unveiled the next installment in the “Just Cause” franchise during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference on Sunday.

Just Cause 4” is coming out on December 4 and it looks just as action-packed as its predecessors. Details about the game are scarce at the moment. Rogue agent Rico Rodriguez is back, and he journeys to Solis, a huge South American region full of conflict and oppression. The wingsuit and grappling hook make their return, along with a multitude of explosions, car chases, and bullets. Should be fun!

Square Enix divulged a bit more info during its E3 2018 Showcase on Monday. Solis’ big bad is apparently Gabriela, leader of an organization called the Black Hand. Enemies are now more intelligent, and each archetype comes with its own set of skills. Rico will have to fight them and the game’s new extreme weather mechanic. Solis is apparently filled with unpredictable sandstorms and towering tornadoes that can wreck the environments they spawn in. Vehicles have gotten an overhaul and there are some new ones to play with, including bulldozers and wrecking balls. The grappling hook is fully customizable and designed to be newbie friendly, Square said.

“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 video game. 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 first “Just Cause” launched on PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox 360 in 2006. The series has been praised by critics for its sandbox style game play and its sense of humor. It’s published by Square Enix, so it’s possible we’ll hear more about it during the publisher’s big E3 press conference on Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. PT.

Also, make sure to follow all of Variety’s E3 2018 coverage, with breaking news, original interviews and hands-on impressions, right here.

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