The Rage 2 official trailer has just dropped, and what a drop it was. The colorful, insane trailer is peppered with all the humor and violence one can stuff into about three minutes. It’s a wild ride that sets the tone of this first-person shooter perfectly.
The trailer opens with our protagonist receiving vulgar threats to his life from General Cross. Just before getting thoroughly murdered by the cyborg general, the protagonist freeze-frames the game. He poses the important question anyone would wonder before being killed by an angry cyborg: “How’d I get here?”
Cue a rewind. With the protagonist narrating, we see reversed events that led up to the unfortunate moment of his almost-demise. We’re taken past grotesque monsters, plenty of blood splatter, remarkable explosions, and guns, guns, guns.
“They say your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die, and I’ve had a pretty weird life.”
This seems to be the understatement of the year as the rewind continues. Images flash by of the iconic vehicular death races, more monsters, more explosions (this time of the body parts variety rather than actual explosives), and one poor sap losing his lunch. The rewind abruptly halts as we see two men in short-shorts, boots, and suspenders arguing about who stole whom’s outfit. The protagonist denies remembering the incident and moves on.
The rest of the trailer shows off the futuristic weaponry and the dystopic world, prepping players for the open-world insanity they’ll be dunked into. It wraps by taking us entirely back in time to the beginning before the world of the game was altered by an asteroid and even before humans came to be. Our protagonist whispers what we’re all thinking: “Sick.”
Rage 2 is available for preorder for $59.99 is set to launch on May 14 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders include a special armor skin, pistol, monster truck skin, and Cult of the Death God mission.