Avalanche Studios, the team that brought the world the Just Cause franchise and the 2015 Mad Max game, is the studio that has been working on RAGE 2 for Bethesda. With that said, the studio released the first gameplay trailer today and some may immediately pick up on how the game looks to blend elements of the initial Borderlands reveal, Doom, and... Bulletstorm?! Huh, well okay then...

RAGE 2 looks 2 combine id Software's FPS experience with Avalanche Studios' open-world expertise and some smattering of vehicle combat. Given Avalanche's history with games like Mad Max and Just Cause, I'm sure they have a pretty good grasp of that vehicle combat stuff.
From the swamplands and jungles where enemies lurk among the dense foliage, to the open deserts where a passing car is more likely to mow you down than offer you a ride, the world of RAGE 2 is not a gentle, nurturing place. The people who have survived in this landscape have had to learn to protect themselves and keep their heads on a swivel, especially with the reemergence of a familiar menace.

The rest of the details can be seen below or over at Bethesda.net. For now, let's take a look at that gameplay trailer and those screenshots. If you really want, be sure to check out yesterday's live-action RAGE 2 teaser. Also, there will be "a lot more" for RAGE 2 shown off during Bethesda's E3 showcase on Sunday, June 10 at 6:30PM (PT).


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