Wasteland was set in a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world in the American Southwest. Over the course of adventures rangers would receive promotions, acquire new skills and equipment, then face new challenges with outcomes that changed depending on the strategy used to defeat them. The game featured a strong storyline which required painful decisions by players; and a storyline that allowed for maximum re-playability. Wasteland 2, with your participation and insights, will recapture all that and provide more. It'll finally be the game worthy to be a Wasteland sequel, as challenging and rewarding as the original, with all added capacity and dazzle of games today.
The original Wasteland, released in 1988, has been widely held as one of the top RPGs of all time, and inXile has stated that Wasteland 2 will stay true to its roots. The player will be forced into moral dilemmas and will need to deal with the consequence of their actions throughout the game. Not all decisions are a net positive but it’s up to the player to decide which course they take.
The Digital Deluxe edition of Wasteland 2 on Steam includes: beta access to Wasteland 2, a copy of Wasteland 1 as well as Wasteland 2 digital extras: the soundtrack, an artbook and two novellas tied into the game. Now inXile Entertainment is expanding the package both for existing owners and new ones, adding a copy of their 2004 comedic action RPG The Bard's Tale for free.
"The Early Access process has been a blessing for us, giving us the time and feedback to make the game bigger and better than it would otherwise have been," says Brian Fargo, CEO. "Putting it on sale and adding more extras is our way to both increase the value of the Early Access/Digital Deluxe edition and invite more people to join us."
Additionally, all of Wasteland 2's Kickstarter and late backers will now receive access to the Wasteland 2 beta through Steam Early Access.
Fans who did not back Wasteland 2 during its kickstarter campaign can still get access to the Early Access version, now 15% cheaper during the Steam Summer Sale.
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