Bethesda has released a new trailer for their upcoming post-apocalyptic romp, Rage 2. The video uses the format of the song “12 Days of Christmas” to rattle off some of the stuff that the game will feature. They manage to cram quite a bit into those 40 seconds, including exploding heads, mutants kicked off of ledges, limbs flying in all directions, gruesome deaths, and much more.
What epitomizes Christmas better than shrieking, neon-haired mutants hacking each other to bits and driving slapped-together hot rods? Nothing, indeed! The new trailer for Rage 2 proves it; check it out below if you don’t believe me. Exploding heads, Mad Max-styled vehicles running over screaming people, blasting mutants to smithereens, all the holiday classics! No partridges nor pear trees in sight, but one can’t have everything in life.
What’s interesting to note in the comments of the video are masses of people asking Bethesda to release Rage 2 via Steam. Well, demanding would be the better term. Seems like people aren’t too fond of Bethesda’s launcher, and who can blame them? Bethesda hasn’t explicitly said that Rage 2 will only be available via their own launcher, but it is a safe bet. Will they relent to the fanbase? That remains to be seen.
I have to say, Rage 2 is a weird one for me. The more of the game I see, the more fun it seems, and yet, the more worried I become. I like the setting and I like the gameplay I’m seeing and I like how colorful and over the top the presentation is. It definitely seems way more engaging than, like, Far Cry New Dawn. On the other hand, this is Bethesda, and they’re definitely under probation after Fallout 76.
True, the fine people of ID Software are behind Rage 2, so that’s always a good sign, but still. Plus, trailers like these make it seem like Bethesda is desperate to make Rage 2 look as kooky and off-the-wall as possible. Almost like they’re trying too hard to sell it, if that makes any sense. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens come May 14th 2019. They really need to knock it out of the ballpark after Fallout 76, though.