New trailer shows Rage 2 weaponry and abilities


Bethesda Softworks has issued a new trailer providing insight into Rage 2’s over-the-top weaponry and player abilities.

Entitled Wasteland Superhero, the trailer (below) showcases a number of preposterously powerful weapons, such as the Grav-Dart Launcher, the Firestorm Revolver, the Hyper Cannon and the boomerang-like Wingstick. Plus it demonstrates how those can be used in combination with hyper-powerful melees and the game’s other Nanotrite abilities to set up devastating combos.

Bethesda has also released a detailed walkthrough of what the open-world shooter’s Nanotrite abilities will bring. They include a powerful ground-pound entitled Slam, a kinetic blast called Shatter, Vortex grenades, and a Barrier to block incoming fire.

Lead Combat Designer Peter Johansson said: “We went through a number of iterations to ensure that we got abilities that complement and synergize with the weapons, not replace them. In the spirit of id-style combat, we wanted abilities that support the aggressive, push forward, close- to mid-range combat we are creating. The key to survival in RAGE 2 is to get up in your enemies’ faces, and the abilities are designed as tools to encourage that.”

So it looks like Rage 2 will be anathema for those who prefer to camp and snipe. Rage 2 is on track for a May 14 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For more information, visit its website.

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