In a twist that surprised even fans of the original game, Rage 2 was unveiled by published Bethesda after a few leaks hinted at the game being revealed from Walmart Canada, of all places. In this Rage 2 guide, we'll be going over everything we know for certain about the game so far, as well as everything we can speculate about, including a potential Rage 2 release date.
Rage 2 Release Date
Rage 2 might seem like it's coming from nowhere, but it's actually following in the footsteps of Bethesda bringing back old (nearly dead) franchises and breathing new life into them. This happened with Prey (2) in 2017, a spiritual successor of sorts to the original Prey, that actually bore very little resemblance to the original game.
But Rage 2 does look to be sticking slightly more to the established formula from back in the original game, moreso than Prey. As of right now, the only information we have to go on for a potential Rage 2 release date is "2019" according to the official press release from publisher Bethesda.
Rage 2 Trailer
Speaking of the prospective release window for Rage 2, the Spring 2019 release window for the game, and the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms for the game were announced in the trailer just below:
Our big takeaway is that Rage 2 is an FPS game, and not a third person action game like we originally anticipated upon hearing that Avalanche Studios was one of the developers involved (more on that below). Otherwise, Bethesda has promised more details about Rage 2 at their E3 2018 presentation, which is taking place in the evening of June 10 in LA.
What we know for now is that vehicle combat is a big part of Rage 2, and this is something that Avalanche Studios have experience with in 2015's Mad Max. There's also a variety of weapons including rocket launchers, shotguns, rifles and more, and it also looks like there are special abilities tied to the left hand of Walker, the character which you play.
Aside from the main character of Walker, we know that an asteroid crash landed into Earth, wiping out roughly 80 per cent of the human population. The remaining humans have formed themselves into factions, and it's these crazy factions that you get a glimpse of throughout the reveal trailer just above, and we can safely assume it's these factions that Walker will be fighting throughout Rag 2.
This Rage 2 trailer came about after a teaser trailer was first leaked online early on May 14, before officially being unveiled by Bethesda later on the same day. This isn't the only leak that's pestered the unveiling of Rage 2, as Walmart Canada originally revealed a listing for the game in early May 2018, causing the official Rage Twitter account to poke a bit of fun at the retailer, while also crucially never denying that the listing was real and not a fake.
Along with the official reveal of Rage 2 on May 14, Bethesda revealed that the game was a collaboration between id Software and Avalanche Studios. While Avalanche Studios are famed for Just Cause and Mad Max, and look set to be handling the vehicular side of Rage 2, we don't yet know the role that id Software are playing in development, although if DOOM in 2016 was anything to go by, this collaboration sounds very promising indeed.
This is everything right now that we know for certain and can speculate about Rage 2, but keep an eye on this guide, as we'll be updating it in the future with all further details of the game that are unveiled by Bethesda.
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