After a couple of leaks, we already knew that Rage 2 was going to be part of the E3 2018 games line-up, but now we’ve had an official reveal, a teaser trailer and, yes, a full gameplay trailer that looks suitably epic. Like the first game, it’s another open world, post-apocalyptic adventure, but this time around it’s being made by Avalanche Studios and id Software. The latter is obviously known for its FPS prowess with the likes of Doom, while Avalanche Studios is the king of open world mayhem, as you’ll likely know from Mad Max and Just Cause 3. Hopefully those two powerhouses should blend perfectly together for what Bethesda is calling a “carnival of carnage”. Umm, where can we get tickets?

Fast facts:

  • Rage 2 release date: 2019
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Developer: Avalanche Games / id Software
  • Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Rage 2 story is set in the year 2185, 50 years after the first game

In the game you play as Walker, the last Ranger of the Wasteland in the year 2185. That’s 50 years after the original game. As you can see, things have moved on a bit, but it’s still a fight for survival. Humanity’s numbers are dwindling, and it’s up to you to fight for what’s left under the rule of the tyrannical force known as The Authority. To do that, you’ll have to battle gangs to find the tools and tech you need. The world is devoid of law, order and all society so expect some serious carnage in the badlands. 

Rage 2 release date is set for sometime in 2019

Thankfully you don’t have too long to wait until you can get involved in the mayhem, as Rage 2’s release date is set for, well, sometime in 2019 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Annoyingly there’s no indication as to what quarter of 2019 Rage 2 will arrive, but we’ll get our wingsticks ready regardless. 

The first Rage 2 trailer shows off gameplay that’s basically Bulletstorm x Mad Max x Doom x Sunset Overdrive

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