The moment that fans of Avalanche Studios have been waiting for is just around the corner: Rico Rodriguez is returning in Just Cause 4! The game was announced during the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing with a gameplay trailer showcasing some of its pillars of creative destruction, extreme weather and truly dynamic, vertical gameplay.

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 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grapple hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customizable - making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had. For more of a deep dive into how Rico has evolved for the fourth entry in the Just Cause franchise, check out this Making of video, featuring some of the key developers at Avalanche Studios, talking about gaming’s most explosive character.

“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 be made available on December 4, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4®, and Windows PC.