Fortunately for those excited to see what a current-generation Mad Max video game will look like don’t have to wait nearly as long as fans of the movie series have waited for Mad Max: Fury Road to arrive in theaters (which is next month, by the way).
A gameplay overview trailer for the game has been released online, and it offers a great look at what potential players can expect. It doesn’t look like they tried to reinvent the wheel or anything—a little bit of Tomb Raider or Uncharted, some Batman: Arkham combat, and of course a dash of developer Avalanche Studios’ other game series, Just Cause, all set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and we’re good to go.
You can read more about the game and check out the first gameplay preview below.
IN A WORLD GONE MAD ONLY THE SALVAGE SURVIVE:
In the Wasteland it’s every man for himself. Playing as reluctant warrior, Mad Max, you must embark on a treacherous journey to build the ultimate war vehicle, and leave the madness behind.
RUNNING OUT OF GAS IS NOT JUST AN INCONVENIENCE — IT’S A DEATH SENTENCE:
Alone in the Wasteland with stolen gas for your Interceptor, it’s up to you to fend for yourself and fight off the deadly marauders who will do anything to obtain precious scrap and resources.
DERANGED. RUTHLESS. MANIACAL. AND THOSE ARE HIS GOOD TRAITS:
Evil has a face and a name: Scrotus. As the wasteland’s psychotic overlord, his thirst for blood is only matched by his thirst for vengeance.
WHERE HORSEPOWER MEETS FIREPOWER:
Almost out of gas, but not completely out of luck, your Interceptor is your only hope for survival as Scrotus’ gang of marauders close in. Do you fight or flee? The decision could mean the difference between life and death.
THE RULES OF THE ROAD ARE SIMPLE: KILL OR BE KILLED:
Scrotus and his gang are out for blood and your Interceptor. After an attack on your life, it’s up to you to defend your only means of escape. But outnumbered and outgunned, your chances don’t look promising.
THE WILL TO STAY ALIVE IS YOUR DEADLIEST WEAPON:
Overpowered by bloodthirsty marauders, you are left for dead and stranded without your car. With new dangers around every turn, it is going to take everything and anything you have to survive.
A DARING SHOT AT SURVIVAL MIGHT BE THE ONLY SHOT YOU GET:
Fighting off your enemies is just the beginning. Your struggle continues as you battle your way through the Wasteland’s ever-present dangers – all to build the ultimate survival vehicle, the Magnum Opus.
You can pre-order Mad Max on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now, and the game will be released on September 1st.