The long-awaited sequel in the renowned post-apocalyptic franchise that is Wasteland is ready for a first look, and at E3 2019, inXile entertainment’s Wasteland 3 debuts with a new trailer and release window.
Deep Silver and inXile Entertainment are pleased to announce that Wasteland 3 will be arriving in Spring 2020, launching on Xbox One – and Xbox Game Pass – PS4 and PC. The legendary series, which pioneered the post-apocalypse genre in video games, will see players return to the role of Desert Rangers, the lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes. By trading the dry, dusty heat of the American south-west for a perpetually frozen Colorado, Wasteland 3 will feature a number of chilling new locations where the Rangers receive an even frostier reception from the locals.
But in addition to narrative choices and consequences, and the tactical turn-based combat that the series is well-known for, Wasteland 3 delivers brand new features. These include a dynamic conversation system that highlights the weird and wild denizens of the Colorado Wasteland, an upgradable player vehicle, and the ability to play through the storyline cooperatively with a friend online.
According to inXile CEO Brian Fargo, “Wasteland 3 is a passion project for inXile and especially me. I directed the first Wasteland in 1988 and its sequel was one of the original great crowdfunding successes, and it’s a series we care deeply about. Thanks to our partnership with Deep Silver and Microsoft, we’re able to deliver the kind of deep, immersive experience that Wasteland fans want and expect.”
Check out the E3 trailer for Wasteland 3 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC below, and don’t forget to drop into the comments section to let us know what you think of this upcoming experience.
And if you wish to know about the games that came before it, you can have a read of our review of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on Xbox One.