The lights are on
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.
apparently they arent using young mel's likeness
world looks dull. Cut scenes look good. I'm sitting on the fence till i see gameplay.
It looks like the game is sparsely textured and while the cinematic intro had some good cuts and music I think they need to up the polygon count a bit. I'm also very very disappointed they did not use Mel Gibsons likeness as he is Mad Max.
This looks pretty promising.
i dont know if im sold on the game but i do know tom hardy should play a good mad max.
Well then, that was very interesting.
Looks ok, nothing astounding yet
Looks great. Seems to have some sort of Batman Arkham combat syle
I cannot wait to see more from this game. It has grabbed my attention but before I decide to buy it I would love to see a real gameplay trailer first.
Despite all of his faults,Mel Gibson will always be Mad Max to me.I really wish they had modeled the character after him,but I'll withhold judgment until I see who they have voicing him.
What song is playing in the trailer. That was hot.
Avalanche is a very talented developer. Just Cause 2 is the most fun open world game I've ever played (not the best - just the most fun). I'm confident they can pull this off. The tone seems right and the gameplay looks like it will be a blast.
Cant wait to see those article about graphics comparision between curent gen and new gen. :). Interesting to see where my 400$+ goes
Where's the dog?