Rage 2 screenshot of a giant monster charging the player

After being accidentally leaked and then teased for quite a while now, Bethesda has finally come out with an official announcement for Rage 2. As you might expect given the original Rage, it's going to be a first-person shooter set in the dystopian future, though what you might not expect is that Rage 2 is going to be all about fast-paced, colorful and completely over-the-top action. In many ways it feels like a sequel to Bulletstorm than Rage, but you certainly won't hear me complain about that!

Since trying to explain all of this through words alone is a bit of a wasted effort, allow me to share with you the recently posted gameplay trailer. It's fairly brief, but it'll give you a pretty darn good idea of what to expect from Rage 2. Have a look, the video is quite something:

"In RAGE 2, you’ll dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. You can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything," reads the brief description. "The game brings together two studio powerhouses -  Avalanche Studios, masters of open world mayhem and id Software, gods of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage."

"In the year 2185, humanity’s numbers are dwindling. Ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs roam the open roads and the tyrannical Authority seek to rule who remains with an iron fist. You are Walker, the last Ranger of the wasteland. Robbed of your home and left for dead, you’ll tear across an unforgiving wasteland battling bloodthirsty gangs to find the tools and tech needed to take the fight to The Authority and crush their oppressive rule once and for all!"

Rage 2 screenshot of some rather lovely evening scenery

I would love to offer you more in terms of details, especially since I'm quite curious myself, but sadly this is pretty much everything we're going to get until this year's E3. While somewhat unrelated, this does make me wonder what Bethesda has planned for E3 if they are willing to use up one of their major announcements so early. Could this possibly mean we're getting an announcement for a 'proper' Bethesda game as well, perhaps even a new Elder Scrolls?

Once Bethesda offers up some more details I'll make sure to let you know, but until then you can learn a tiny bit more about Rage 2 by visiting the official website.