September 5th, 2017

Wasteland 2 out now, launch trailer released at same time

Wasteland 2 out now, launch trailer released at same time

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Kickstarted post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 is out now, everyone, and it’s got a nice launch trailer to go along with it! Possibly making it the only game this decade which has a launch trailer on the same day as the game’s actual launch. You wouldn’t think that was something so hard to get right, but there you go.

Wasteland 2 is inXile’s sequel to the post-apocalyptic RPG which – 25 years ago – provided some heavy inspiration for Fallout. It puts you in command of a squad of Desert Rangers sent out to pacify the dangerous wasteland, and promises a whole lot of choice and consequence.

Wasteland 2 has been in Early Access for quite some time but I can’t tell you whether it’s any good or not, because I really wanted to wait until it was done before playing it. It is now done, and I’m downloading it right now.

You can have a look at the launch trailer below, and probably be about as miffed as I am that, while the first half of the video is an atmospheric look at gameplay and some stats about the game’s development, the second half is just a lot of lengthy quotes from people in the industry about how wonderful the game is. You can pick up Wasteland 2 on Steam over here, but either Peter or I will be playing it shortly, so you may want to wait for our thoughts first.

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    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.