Wasteland 2 Gameplay video
Wasteland 2 is an upcoming post-apocalyptic role-playing video game under development by inXile Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Wasteland 2 is a sequel to the amazingly popular 1988 RPG Wasteland.
The original Wasteland was the inspiration for the FALLOUT series of games, and the first RPG to allow players to split parties for tactical considerations, to face players with moral choices, and to make them deal with the consequences of their actions. It was the first to provide far more than the one-key-for-one-lock style of puzzle solving. It was groundbreaking, which is why IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time, Computer Gaming World named it the Adventure Game of the year in 1988, and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s current “Art of the Computer Game” exhibition. For Wasteland 2, Brian Fargo who Executive Produced both Wasteland and Fallout will be heading the team.
Below you can find a gameplay video, a demo of the prison level and a demo of how the Wasteland 2 inventory works
The game is set in an alternate history timeline, in which a nuclear holocaust took place in 1998 in relation to an impact event involving a cluster of meteors that sparked a global nuclear war. On the day of the cataclysm, a company of U.S. Army Engineers were in the desolate southwestern desert constructing bridges in an area with a number of small survivalist communities and a newly-constructed federal death row prison with light industrial facilities. The soldiers sought shelter in the prison, expelled the inmates and invited nearby survivalists to join them shortly thereafter. Years later, together they formed “the Desert Rangers, in the great tradition of the Texas and Arizona Rangers”, to help other survivors in the desert and beyond it
Wasteland 2 features a semi-overhead view with a rotatable camera. It will be a turn-based and party-based role-playing game with tactical combat. The player’s party will have room for seven characters, including the four player-designed Rangers and up to three non-player characters. The Rangers will be highly customizable and the player’s choice of statistics, skills and appearance will give the Rangers an individualized personality. The non-player characters will each have their own personality, motivations, opinions and agendas.
Wasteland 2 Release Date
InXile founder Brian Fargo announced on Wasteland 2’s Kickstarter blog that the post-apocalyptic RPG has been delayed. The original plan was to ship the finished product in October, but now inXile intends to begin beta testing a “feature complete” version of the game at that time, with a final launch to follow around six weeks later, although a final revised release date has not been announced.