NerdCubed hosts worldwide exclusive look at Just Cause 4 gameplay during E3

NerdCubed hosts worldwide exclusive look at Just Cause 4 gameplay during E3

Last night YouTube gamer, writer and funnyman Dan 'NerdCubed' Hardcastle had the pleasure of giving the world its first look at gameplay from Just Cause 4.

Working together with Square Enix, the creator had the opportunity to debut footage from the title before anyone else, during E3's Just Cause 4 blowout showcase. 

Hardcastle made a short video to introduce himself to the E3 crowds and his video, before rolling a pre-recorded letsplay of alpha footage from Just Cause 4. 

A worthy cause

The collaboration was not a paid one - Hardcastle is a long term fan of the Just Cause series and hopped on to the opportunity out of sheer excitement.

"Dan is the biggest Just Cause fan I know. When Square Enix sent us the email offering to let him play the game early, you would not believe how incredibly excited he was," NerdCubed COO Matt Collins told

"We had full creative control over the video, Square Enix just got final approval on the video to make sure we didn't show anything that was really unfinished.

"I think his [Dan's] genuine love and passion for Just Cause, as well as his endless creativity makes him the perfect person to do the straight gameplay reveal of Just Cause 4. All the excitement and fun you hear in his voice during the video is entirely genuine, I'm so glad he got to show off the game in the best way possible!"

The video can be seen over on NerdCubed's YouTube channel.

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Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.