Your mind just exploded like a blood sausage.
"Now Rangers, I know it seems, at times, our cause is hopeless. And I know it's hard to say goodbye to a brother in arms. But I want you to know something else - that no Ranger that dies in the line of duty will ever be forgotten, nor will he ever have died in vain... or, unavenged."Wasteland 2
is a sequel
to the 1988 After the End
, notable not only for bringing back a quarter of a century-old brand
but also for being the first big name Western RPG crowd-funded
. It is being developed by inXile Entertainment
, a studio made up of many of the creators of the original game, then named Interplay
. Obsidian Entertainment
, and Chris Avellone
joined as co-developers.
Fifteen years have passed since a squad of Desert Rangers defeated the insane cyborg Finster and the Base Cochise AI, saving the world from a second apocalypse. After their long trek home, the Rangers realized that they now had a prime opportunity to upgrade their arsenal, and migrated from their former base at the Federal Prison to the Citadel, whose violent inhabitants had been eradicated. There, they began studying the base's secrets, hoping to use the knowledge they gained there to improve the quality of life out in the desert.
But all is not well in the Wasteland—while the Rangers were holed up in their new base, other groups began making power plays. Their old base at the Prison has been taken over by the Red Skorpion gang, who claim to have reformed into a poor-man's Desert Rangers. The Rail Nomads have fallen back on their old grudges, a radiation storm has cut off contact with Quartz and Vegas, and Highpool's still bitter about that kid with the BB Gun.
This last one's the kicker, though: strange radio broadcasts from the west, talking about a future where man and machine are one, and, perhaps most worryingly, outright threatening to destroy the Desert Rangers and everything they stand for. It was enough to get ol' General Vargas spooked, and one of the old Cochise team, Ace, was sent to investigate. Ranger HQ lost contact with him days ago, and now he's finally come home... in a bodybag. Now it's up to the next generation of Rangers to find out who's responsible for his death, how it's linked to those broadcasts, and what's been stirring up trouble in the Arizona Wasteland. No pressure, rookie...
Originally expected for an October 2013 release, the game was delayed multiple times before being finally released on September 19, 2014.Needs Wiki Magic Love
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