RAGE 2 Makes its Gameplay Debut With an Action-Packed Trailer

Rage 2 Trailer Combines First Person Shooters and the 80's

While the game is now official, Bethesda is yet to announce Rage 2 platform availability.

Unfortunately, that's all the info we have for now, but it's certainly enough to get me excited for a game I had no previous interest in. According to Bethesda, it'll be like diving "headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together a true open world FPS experience where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything".

Bethesda has released RAGE 2's official gameplay trailer for public viewing and the trailer shows off weapons and vehicles. What is surprising is the fact that Avalanche Studios, the developers of the Just Cause franchise, is involved in creating the sequel to the id Software shooter.

From the trailer, we can see there will be plenty of guns to use, a variety of different characters and creatures, and a vast world to explore. In the decades following an asteroid's devastation, most of the earth has become an unforgiving wildland where bloodthirsty factions vie for control of precious resources. You may remember Avalanche from their work on Mad Max; the shockingly brilliant open-world game that never really seemed to achieve the level of success it deserved.

Rage 2 is real after all.

When will Rage 2 be released? Now, we know Rage 2 is out next year, we know the premise of its story, and we've got a glimpse at how it'll look in practice. Filling the dusty boots of Walker-"the last Ranger of the wasteland"-you've lost your home to The Authority, an autocratic gang who rule with an iron fist". You play as Walker, "the last Ranger of the wasteland and a threat to [The Authority's] power".

The game will launch in 2019, so there is plenty of time to get to see more, but we already know that a brand new trailer and "much more" will come at E3 2018.

At the very least, it will feature a more lighthearted tone than the first game, Gamespot reports. The first Rage game was a technological marvel with an intriguing game world, and was hindered mainly by mixed reviews of its gameplay.