Gameplay Trailer Revealed for Rage 2

'Rage 2' officially confirmed by Bethesda – watch the first teaser trailer

Its reveal may be one of the most protracted in recent history, thanks to a seemingly never-ending series of leaks, but we finally know everything we're going to know about Rage 2 - at least until E3 next month. Players assume the role of Walker, the last Ranger of the dystopian wasteland left behind and the only threat to the Authority's power.

Yesterday, Bethesda delivered a bit of a surprise by officially announcing Rage 2.

The first "Rage" released in October 2011 on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. If Bethesda are anything to go by, we could see Rage 2 as early as this year.

As mentioned, fans will be eager to see what the game looks like since that first cinematic trailer did little but to reinforce the games post-apocalyptic, mad max-esk setting.

Following the humorous Tweet by Bethesda addressing the recent leak of numerous titles by Walmart, it's not exactly surprising that Rage 2 has just been confirmed to be in development.

Yes, Rage 2 exists, and there's a trailer.

In addition, Bethesda has revealed a few more details about the upcoming game. The amalgamation of id Software's shooting and Avalanche's open-world travel should be a ideal pairing for a game we never knew we needed. The year is 2185 and with human numbers dwindling, it's up to you to stand up, be counted and smash things up in an epic display of explosive aggression and psychedelic haze. The sequel is set after an asteroid kills 80% of the world's population: "Ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs roam the open roads and the tyrannical Authority seek to rule with an iron fist".

With E3 2018 coming up fast, it's likely that we'll get more information on the Rage 2 release date, so check back soon for the latest release date news.

Equipped with unique guns and gear, you'll need every one of your weapons and all of your skills to defend your home - even if it is a merciless wasteland. If the initial trailer was any indication, expect a lighter, over the top tone akin to Borderlands along with gunplay that made Rage a treat to play.

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