inXile Entertainment, the studio headed by Wasteland co-creator Brian Fargo, has just released a captivating trailer for Wasteland 3, as well as setting a rough release window.
Debuting a new trailer at E3, inXile Entertainment will be sending player back to post- apocalyptic lands – once again as Desert Rangers, whom to those who have not played the series before are “lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes”. Wasteland 3 takes the series to a new location, a frozen part of Colorado rather than the heat of south-west America. The team has suggested this has enabled them to make the reception players will get from the locals “even frostier” – and I think it is safe to say they meant the pun.
inXile’s CEO Brian Fargo had this to say alongside the announcement:
“Wasteland 3 is a passion project for inXile and especially me. I directed the first Wasteland in 1988 and its sequel was one of the original great crowdfunding successes, and it’s a series we care deeply about. Thanks to our partnership with Deep Silver and Microsoft, we’re able to deliver the kind of deep, immersive experience that Wasteland fans want and expect.”
Here’s a brief description of what players can expect form Deep Silver:
In addition to narrative choices and consequences, and the tactical turn-based combat that the series is known for, Wasteland 3 delivers brand new features, including a dynamic conversation system that highlights the weird and wild denizens of the Colorado Wasteland, an upgradable player vehicle, and the ability to play through the storyline cooperatively with a friend online. Today’s trailer provides a small look at the big things in store for Wasteland fans.
Deep Silver announced at E3 that Wasteland 3 will be arriving in Spring 2020 on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, and Linux.