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First Look At Max In Action

Warner Bros. Interactive and Avalanche surprised us at E3 with their reveal of Mad Max, and now we've got the first gameplay trailer. In addition to a licensed NES title, the Mel Gibson films have been linked to video game culture many times. Examples include the bandits from Borderlands and elements of Rage's vehicular combat.

Now, things are coming full circle, with the Road Warrior starring in his own title once more. Combat takes place behind the wheel of the Pursuit Special and on foot, with what appears to be a combination of melee and firearms. When Matt Helgeson previewed the title at E3, he noted that emphasis is strongly on fisticuffs, which is a departure for open world titles.

Avalanche Studio's sandbox pedigree earned from the Just Cause series is enough to have us interested in what Mad Max's wasteland will have to offer. It doesn't hurt that the song chosen for this trailer, Soul of a Man is a masterful rendition of Blind Willie Johnson's classic from the 1930s.

Update: Reader Andrew Webster has identified the cover artist as Steven Stern. His version of Soul of a Man is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Mad Max is coming (likely) in 2014 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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  • Coolio
  • I can dig it.

  • My dad would love this.
  • Nice, its looking good so far, based on the trailer. But wow, its coming this gen also? Idk, Ill probably just look into the PS3 version. Ill never forget Gun and Madden 06 on 360.
  • Looks fantastic

  • This looks pretty good so far. I really enjoyed Rage for both shooting and car combat and this looks to be very similar. Avalanche did a great job with Just Cause so I have no doubt this game will be fun. Then again...Gearbox.

  • Looks promising so far.
  • It looks good. I hope it doesn't turn out to be a mess.

  • It keeps saying I'm not old enough to view the content wtf G.I.
  • That was pretty cool. Really hope it doesn't suck.

  • Give us the dog and all is good.
  • This looks excellent, especially the combat and characters.. I got a feeling Avalanche may hit a home run with this IP!

  • IDK, maybe the car combat looks a little generic, but I'm on board like a train outta town.

  • Mod
    I was getting a Red Dead Redemption vibe from that trailer.
  • This short haired guy looks nothing like Mad Max..... :(
  • Looks good so far.  Kinda wish he looked like young Mel Gibson.

  • A game based off a movie series that actually looks decent?.....I'm a bit skeptical, but I'll hope for the best. Grew up watching the movies, so eager for them to have done a good job with this and so far it looks like it has some potential.
  • Alright trailer, you have got my interest. Now need the gameplay vid to own my interest.

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