Wasteland 2 will arrive by the end of August, #developer InXile Entertainment announced earlier this week. To tide fans over until then, the studio #published the #opening, live-action cinematic for the game on YouTube yesterday.
The opening movie uses archival footage and live-action video. It recaps how the world we know destroyed itself in nuclear war, and introduces the heroic Rangers, who roam the wasteland, protecting innocent survivors from criminals, cultists, and cannibals.
Wasteland 2 will release on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC is the sequel to the 1988 classic from Interplay Entertainment, which went on to create the original Fallout. The project took to Kickstarter in 2012 hoping to raise $900,000, and eventually hit nearly $3 million in funding. That sum caused its initial release target of October 2013 to get pushed back as the scope of the game was increased.
Recently the Early Access version of Wasteland 2 was sighted as “spectacularly balances the older style of classic PC RPGs and more modern sensibilities.”
The full game is slated for release around “the end of August” 2014, on PC, Mac, and Linux.