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."
— General Vargas
The upcoming sequel to the 1988 post-apocalyptic classic Wasteland
, 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 consisting of many of the same people who worked on the original Wasteland
when they were at Interplay
, joined by Obsidian Entertainment
, and Chris Avellone
in particular, 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, Finster's former base of operations. 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. 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...
The game was expected for an October 2013 release, but Brian Fargo announced that the game was delayed in July 2013. On December 13, 2013, it was made available as a Steam Early Access title, allowing those who bought it to help with the open beta. On May 20, 2014, it was finally announced
that the final product will be released around September of 2014.Needs Wiki Magic Love
The game provides examples of following tropes: