- Rage 2’s trailer is out early courtesy of pre-roll ads on YouTube
- This follows Walmart Canada leaking the game’s existence
- Expect to see more at Bethesda’s E3 2018 event
The trailer for Rage 2 has leaked. Sequel to 2011’s Rage it was first revealed via a listing on the Walmart Canada website. Now a trailer showing off what you can expect is now public thanks to pre-roll ads on YouTube before an official reveal from Bethesda that’s slated for May 14. While there’s no gameplay, it seems to be far less serious than the first game in terms of tone. In fact, it’s quite reminiscent of the Borderlands games in its attitude. There are quick cuts of several enemy types including ghosts, scorchers, mutants, soldiers from the Authority and a huge monster similar to the one you square off against in the Dead City level of the first game. These shots of the game’s enemies is coupled with an audio track inviting players to “get ready to die”.
Expect a full gameplay reveal at Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference. You can watch the Rage 2 trailer right here. In the event Bethesda takes down the trailer from YouTube, Gematsu has a backup posted here.
Furthermore, Rage 2 could be out in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Since Fallout 4, Bethesda has shortened the time between revealing a game and its availability. But with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Spider-Man already cued for release towards the end of the year, it would be interesting to see if Rage 2 does indeed release this year.
The first Rage game released was for iOS. Titled Rage: Mutant Bash TV, it released in November 2010. This was followed up by Rage for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in October 2011. It had an extended development cycle that saw creator Id Software switch from initial publisher EA to Bethesda. It was the final Id game that was made under the supervision of industry legend John Carmack. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Mad Max, it had superlative shooting mechanics and great visuals that hold up even today though it ended on a massive cliffhanger.