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Post by Dan @ 12:20pm 22/07/09 | 10 Comments
This months issue of US print mag Game Informer has an exclusive first-look at RAGE, the next all-new title from first person shooter veterens id Software (Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein). Non-subscribers don't fear because Shacknews have extracted most of the tasty bits for us in bullet form.
  • An engineering system to craft devices including sentry turrets and RC car bombs, if you have the blueprints and parts.
  • Your health regenerates--a gift connected to your history.
  • Races and missions are available from hub towns.
  • Vehicular combat is a big part of racing, with power-ups and ammo placed around the courses.
  • Weapon upgrades, such as a scope and aiming stabilisers for a crossbow.
  • Alternate ammo types, including a crossbow bolt which allows you to briefly control victims before they explode.
  • Stealth is an option in combat too.
  • A gladiatorial game show named Mutant Bash TV offers big prize money.
  • A car parts system allows boosts to areas such as acceleration, traction and suspension.
  • Other car upgrades include bombs, a magnet to draw power-ups, tire shredders and EMP shields.
  • Multiplayer modes are currently not finalised.
  • One weapon is a three-tipped boomerang called the 'wingstick,' which will return.
  • The PC version will offer higher resolutions, more anti-aliasing and faster texture page-in times, but the three versions are essentially the same.
Check out the full Shack article for the rest.

Needless to say it's going to be interesting to see how gameplay handles all these new RPG elements, it certainly sounds a lot more in-depth than id shooters of the past.

The release date is still "when it's done", but optimists are pegging RAGE for a 2010 launch on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

With Quakecon 2009 kicking off on August 15, hopefully we'll have more details and media to share with you all then.



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DM
Posted 12:37pm 22/7/09
Your health regenerates--a gift connected to your history.

Stop it. It was a bad idea when Halo did it, and it's still a bad idea now. Just stop it.

One weapon is a three-tipped boomerang called the 'wingstick,' which will return.

I wish to see a video of this as it sounds awesome

Stealth is an option in combat too.

I'll be the judge of that. I doubt it will be.

A gladiatorial game show named Mutant Bash TV offers big prize money.

Could be quite awesome indeed.
ravn0s
Posted 12:42pm 22/7/09
sounds like id is putting a lot of work into the game.
demon
Posted 01:57pm 22/7/09
One weapon is a three-tipped boomerang called the 'wingstick,' which will return.

cool! i had a few radial tri-blade boomerangs when i was a kid. they had a hole in the centre & when ya got good at it you could catch it by sticking a finger in the hole while it was in midair.
like the ones in this pic :-

the dude on the left of the pic is the guy that made the boomerangs we bought... he's an aus legend. :D
greazy
Posted 02:03pm 22/7/09
woah where do you buy em from
demon
Posted 02:10pm 22/7/09
my old man was a good mate of the dude that made them & bought a stack of them from him. he is the australian boomerang throwing champion n learnt to make the standard boomerangs from an aboriginal mate & then developed the multiblade radial himself. he used to run a site all about boomerangs but it's gone :( he'd be at least 70yo now so i doubt he's still going :/
Creepy
Posted 12:08am 23/7/09
Some of this reminds me of that awesome old Dynamix game Death Track 2000.

Pity the russian remake of Death Track fell short of the awesome factor...and was more a colourful mess.
The GuVna
Posted 01:01am 23/7/09
Death Track fell short of the awesome factor


& no multiplayer, seriously wtf >:(
Trauma
Posted 01:22am 23/7/09
Cant say I'm keen for this... yet.
Rukh
Posted 02:47am 23/7/09
One weapon is a three-tipped boomerang called the 'wingstick,' which will return.


Well that's no good is it? Because when I throw something away I don't want it to come back now do I?!
dranged
Posted 07:03am 23/7/09
Let's hope for a mishmash of Autoduel, DeathTrack, Iron Man off Road & a snippet of WoW (and some Smash TV in there too!)
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