Back in 2011 a game called RAGE was released, which came from DOOM and Quake developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Bethesda already has a post-apocalyptic franchise in Fallout, but this game was more of a Mad Max or Borderlands type of post-apocalyptic caused by an asteroid hitting the planet instead of a bunch of nuclear warheads.
While it was an enjoyable game for the most part, it also proved to be pretty forgettable as well. It’s not a game people talk about much, if at all. For that reason, it was a little bit surprising to find out that RAGE 2 is on the way. id Software is once again working on the game but this time they’re joined by a second developer in Avalanche Studios, who’s very familiar with open worlds and post-apocalyptic games having made the Just Cause series and their own Mad Max game in 2015.
To unveil the game a short announce trailer was released first, followed by a gameplay trailer. You can read more info on the game and watch the two trailers below.
In addition to director George Miller’s long-awaited return to the movie series he created, Mad Max: Fury Road, releasing on home video this week, the video game from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios set in that same world and simply titled Mad Max has also been released.
For the game’s release a launch trailer has also been released and can be seen below.
During E3 2015 we saw a stage demo for Just Cause 3 that allowed for those hosting the demonstration of the game to choose which path they wanted the demo to take in a Choose Your Own Adventure style.
Now this demo has been made available to all as a Choose Your Own Chaos series of videos for those who simply can’t wait to play it. At certain points you’ll choose how to proceed (just be sure to turn on annotations), offering a variety of ways the preview can go. You choose how to take down the dictator’s statue, how to take out that bridge, and so on.
The Just Cause games are all about giving players a big and beautiful open world map to explore and enjoy…and absolutely annihilate if they so choose. They’re basically the ultimate games for fans of crazy over-the-top action movies. Just Cause 2 was so big and so open to letting players do pretty much whatever they wanted to—both inside the game world and with the actual game itself through modding—that a bunch of people are still playing it to this very day five years after it was released.
So when it came to making Just Cause 3, which was officially announced back in November of 2014, you knew developer Avalanche Studios was going to go so much bigger. The game was at E3 2015, where a new gameplay trailer was shared along with a lengthy gameplay demo. The videos showcase the huge open world the game is set in, the various vehicles and toys you have to play with, and the symphony of destruction you can compose with them. It’s enough to make Michael Bay weep with joy. And Michael Bay does NOT weep. At best, he maybe just grunts a little.
You can watch the gameplay trailer and demo below.
A month ago we got our first real preview of the gameplay of Mad Max, an upcoming video game from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios. Now a new trailer has been released that’s more cinematic—as Mad Max: Fury Road drives toward $220 million worldwide at the box office—focusing on the story players will be taking on.
In the game Max finds himself beaten and without a vehicle after a gang led by the main villain, Scrotus, attacks him, leaving him to find a way to build a new vehicle with the help of an expert mechanic lovingly named Chumbucket. Because, as Max puts it, “Out here, a man with no wheels is a man with no hope.”
You can check out the story trailer for Mad Max below.