Just Cause 4 showcases Apex Engine physics in new tornado gameplay trailer

The power of the Apex Engine and the destructive nature of tornadoes combine in the latest gameplay trailer for Just Cause 4.


Fans of the Just Cause series' signature physics-based chaos were given a rare treat at this years's E3 2018 presentation when Avalanche Studios showed off some early glimpses of Just Cause 4, the latest and certainly prettiest game in the series so far. Among new physics-based gameplay and the return of the iconic grappling hook, Just Cause 4 also allows fans to contend with the power of nature, the likes of which is showcased in the game's all-new tornado gameplay trailer featured below.

According to a press release for the trailer, "this new video highlights the sheer power and scale of one of the [four unique] Extreme Weather simulations in Just Cause 4." The tornado can be seen tearing through the countryside, hurling debris and even vehicles around effortlessly, all while protagonist Rico remains true-to-form in sprinting directly toward the danger zone.

The crew at Avalanche state that players "will experience fully physicalized, gigantic tornados rip through the landscape, send huge pieces of debris spiralling through the air and tear airplanes out of the sky. Once in its path, the trajectory of every object is being calculated in real-time, opening up unique and brand new gameplay opportunities." Coupled together with the grappling hook, debris and airborne vehicles could make for some endlessly entertaining gameplay scenarios.

Just Cause 4 is slated to release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year on December 4. To stay on top of the latest video game releases, be sure to stop by Shacknews' extensive video game release schedule 2018.

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