Gematsu has published an extended gameplay demo showcasing Wasteland 3 in action, providing a good look at the game’s tactical combat and the harsh, freezing conditions of post-apocalyptic Colorado.
We’re beginning to see why based on the below footage, which looks exactly like the sort of deep-nuanced, tactical RPG experience fans will surely have been hoping for.
For those not up to speed, Wasteland 3 continues InXile Entertainment’s beloved series, which essentially pioneered the now hugely popular post-apocalypse genre in video games.
In this latest game, players will return to the role of Desert Rangers, lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes.
Wasteland 3’s gameplay features are summarized by the developer:
- A party-based role-playing game, with a renewed focus on our trademark complex story reactivity and strategic combat.
- By including vehicles, environmental dangers, and a revamped, more fluid action system, we are evolving on Wasteland 2’s deep tactical turn-based combat and unique encounter design.
- Play by yourself or with a friend in story-driven multiplayer. Choices open up (or close off) mission opportunities, areas to explore, story arcs, and lots of other content.
- Your Ranger Base is a core part of the experience. As you help the local people and establish a reputation in Colorado, quests and narrative will force you to make decisions on how to lead.
- The game will be set in the savage lands of frozen Colorado, where survival is difficult and a happy outcome is never guaranteed. Players will face difficult moral choices and make sacrifices that will change the game world.
- Wasteland 3 will feature a deep and engaging story utilizing a newly-revamped dialog tree system from the celebrated writers of Torment: Tides of Numenera.
- Simultaneously releasing to Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Check out the footage below:
Wasteland 3 is a crowdfunded video game via Fig. Its campaign was launched in October 2016 and raised over $3 million.
With Gamescom 2019 in full swing, there’s plenty of other announcements that should be on your radar. The latest Shenmue III trailer, for example, showcases minigames, combat, and story beats. While Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s new trailer focuses on the Cell Saga.