The original Rage was released to mixed reviews from gamers and critics. The original game released in 2011 and is a post-apocalyptic first person shooter. Critics claimed the game had excellent gameplay, but it lacked in the story department.
ID Software, the developers of the original Rage, continued working on the first person shooter genre, eventually creating the commercial successful Doom reboot.
Avalanche Studio recently created the official Mad Max game, a game which was also a commercial and critical success.
Now these two game studios are teaming up to create Rage 2. With the announcement of Rage 2 came an announcement trailer. The trailer features bright, vibrant colors, and a loud soundtrack that fits the chaotic cinematic. The trailer didn’t give away much towards gameplay, as the trailer is purely cinematic, but it did showcase a new type of weapon. A boomerang of some sort can be seen in the hand of one character in the trailer. It is unknown if this weapon will be featured in the actual game.
Gamers seem to be taking to the trailer positively, excited for the team up between ID and Avalanche.
The original Rage was a unique experience. ID Games took the familiar apocalyptic settings and made it more beautiful than ever before. The game had an emphasis on fun gameplay, almost completely ignoring the story line and character progression.
The game also made excellent use of a wide variety of vehicles, providing gamers with a means to get from combat area to combat area. The vehicle combat is surprisingly fun even though the primary use of the vehicle is just to get to the next area.
The online competitive gameplay of Rage focused entirely on car combat; the cooperative online gameplay put two players together in order to see how long they van survive, ranking up points in order to get a high score.
Rage 2 doesn’t have a release date, but if the first Rage is any indicator, a Holiday release is highly likely.