Bethesda Studios have released an international launch trailer for their upcoming title Rage. The trailer unveils some of the explosive carnage on offer with id's new 'id Tech 5' engine. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world years after a meteorite collides with the earth eliminating most of the population. The world of rage is populated with human survivors of the impact, who have formed various settlements around practical or habitable locations, including racetracks. They are not exactly alone as dangerous bandits & mutants scavenge the harsh world, forcing the inhabitants to diligently defend their settlement. Rage hits shelves this October 4th & will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC. Hit the jump for the details.
Gameplay Details: The user plays as a survivor of the 2029 Apophis meteorite impact who has just awoken from an Ark (a world-wide movement which took scientists and other significant people, and froze them underground in cryo-pods so they could rebuild Earth). Soon, the player comes to realize that his Ark has malfunctioned and that he is the only survivor. Apparently this environment is perfectly suited to the rough-and-tumble dune buggy racing seen in games like MotorStorm, as that sort of gameplay will be an important feature of Rage. Players will have the ability to augment their cars with various items and upgrades they can gain by completing races, but the game is not specifically a racing title, trailers have shown a mix of mainly first person shooter elements as well as driving elements. (Racing is optional in Rage.)