Developer InXile Games is developing a sequel to Wasteland 2, the fan-favorite post-apocalyptic RPG. Wasteland 3 will see the Rangers on a new adventure, facing off with new enemies and dangers in what’s left of the American Southwest.
The game will take place somewhere in the Colorado wastelands. While that location will host what seems to be a game that’s fairly similar to Wasteland 2, which is to say a hardcore isometric RPG experience, it’s worth noting that Wasteland 3‘s trailers suggest that it’s going to feature more humor than we’ve seen from Wasteland games of the past.
Wasteland 3 will support co-op play. Multiplayer in Wasteland 3 will allow you and a friend to each control your own group of rangers and work together to cover more ground, complete quests, and gather resources that can then be used to upgrade your bases. Your separate campaigns will remain in the world, meaning that if one of you plays the game solo and does something that interferes with the other, that action will be noticed by the other player the next time they log-in.
Vehicles will also play a starring role in the sequel and will be used for everything from transporting goods to combat assistance. InXile also noted that elements like environmental hazards and action fluidity will be greatly improved upon, but have not provided specifics on those mechanics at this time.
Wasteland 3 was crowdfunded on Fig in just a few days, so there’s high expectations for this series amplified by the desire for a proper new Fallout experience and the increased resources that developer InXile may have access to now that it’s been acquired by Xbox.
Here’s everything we know about Wasteland 3:
Wasteland 3 Release Date
Wasteland 3 is now set to be released on Aug. 28 for Xbox, PC, and PlayStation 4, delayed from its original release date in March.
Wasteland 3 Trailer
inXile released a new trailer for Wasteland 3 during IGN Expo in June. It fleshes out much of the story of the game and its unique Colorado setting. Watch the trailer below:
Here’s the trailer that premiered at X019:
The Gamescom 2019 trailer teases a bit of the story, as the Rangers trek to Colorado for a new mission:
And here’s the debut trailer from E3 2019:
Wasteland 3 Gameplay
We went hands-on with Wasteland 3 and had a blast with the demo. Check out our first impressions of the game.