After a couple of lengthy delays, Wasteland 2, sequel to the 1988 post-apocalyptic role-playing game, is nailng down a September 19 launch. Wasteland 2 has marinated on Steam Early Access since December of last year -- for a $59.99 entry fee -- but the final launch version is going for $40.
I wasn't there for the first Wasteland, however, so nostalgia means nothing to me in this case. The little I see looks underwhelming. The art style is uninspired, the story lacks drama, and the combat doesn't have any punch.
Doesn't matter. Wasteland 2 is a landslide Kickstarter success, and the Early Access reviews have been mostly positive. Either way, fans' 25-year-wait is nearly over.
The End is Nigh! Wasteland 2 Kicks Off Apocalypse on September 19
Newport Beach, California ?? August 21, 2014 ?? inXile entertainment is happy to announce the release date for its crowd funded post-apocalyptic cRPG Wasteland 2: it will be coming to digital and physical retailers September 19th!
Wasteland 2 was crowd funded on Kickstarter in early 2012 and has been in development since. The game's scope has only grown as CEO Brian Fargo put up his own money and used back catalogue and Early Access sales to double the initial budget to over $5 million.
"After more than 25 years, it is so exciting to finally deliver this game to our audience," says Mr. Fargo. "The project is so much bigger than originally planned but we wanted to over deliver with a massive game to show how wonderful crowd funding can be. Early response has been strong, we??re excited to get this final game out into the world.??
Wasteland 2 will be available for purchase through digital retailers for $40/??40/£30.