Check out the first gameplay trailer for Rage 2

Check out the first gameplay trailer for Rage 2

If you like open-world FPS titles set in a dystopian universe, then Rage 2 looks to be right up your alley (and mine, too).

After the recent leak, Bethesda finally and officially announced the upcoming sequel. "Head to the wasteland for pure pandemonium in 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC". It also provides an important chance for the Swedish studio to learn from their prior post-apocalyptic shooter, 2015's Mad Max, and for Bethesda to turn Rage into the series they always envisioned it being.

Bethesda's now confirmed to GameSpot that Rage 2 is a collaboration between Avalanche (of Just Cause fame) and id. It's a way of keeping the gameplay frantic, which is more than a little appropriate in a game whose over-the-top action is clearly inspired by Mad Max and other world-gone-insane experiences. The Rage Twitter account, which first mocked the Walmart Canada leak last week, has jokingly pointed out that the game's marketing team "leaked" this info via the official website early today.

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As promised in the video, RAGE 2 will include a vast Open World in which there's no law. The year is 2185 and with human numbers dwindling, it's up to you to stand up, be counted and smash things up in an epic display of explosive aggression and psychedelic haze. Ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs roam the open roads and the tyrannical Authority seeks to rule with an iron fist. But with E3 just around the corner, it's a safe bet we'll see a lot more of Rage 2 soon. Luckily it seems to be the case that if you can see it, you can drive it, a la GTA. As the last "Ranger", Walker aims to stop them using all the ridiculous tools in his arsenal.

Even if RAGE 2 isn't the primary focus of Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, you would expect that the publisher will still be making a big song and dance about the game.

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