Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Gorgeous Open-World Visuals

Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Gorgeous Open-World Visuals

Rage 2 release date given as 2019 as first in-game footage is revealed.

It's been a whirlwind of events leading up to the reveal of Rage 2, but we finally have the first gameplay trailer for id Software and Avalanche Studios' open world FPS collaboration. While yesterday's teaser trailer suggested Rage 2 would be radically different to the original game, the first gameplay looks remarkably like the original, albeit very attractive and with a more 'Extreme' edge. Bethesda revealed that Rage 2 will be releasing in 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The trailer reveals some of the world of Rage 2. After an asteroid annihilates 80 percent of the earth's population, humanity is on the brink of extinction. So learning from Mad Max, humanity groups up into violent gangs in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

So it's fitting that you play as a Mad Max type hero. Named Walker, your home has been taken from you and it's up to you to fight against Authority, the tyrannical power taking over the land.

Rage 2 is being built to take advantage of the specialities of the two developers working on the game. Id Software's first attempt at Rage hyped the game's weapon and combat, while also pushing forward the game's advanced AI. Avalanche, which Bethesda confirmed is co-developing Rage 2, will bring its open-world expertise from games like Just Cause 3 and Mad Max.

Rage 2 will feature a vast open world, vehicle combat, superpowers, and lots of weapons and tools to mess around with.

Bethesda says that the seamless landscape will feature various locales like lush jungles and swamps, to vast deserts. There will also be different factions roaming around the wasteland. So expect a lot of enemy variety instead of just your run-of-the-mill apocalypse mutants.

We'll see even more of Rage 2 at Bethesda's E3 2018 presentation. You can see the full E3 2018 schedule here for the latest E3 news.

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