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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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  • I hope they have plenty of variation in enemies...not talking enemy types, but it'll be nice if I don't see 3 or 4 different guys with the exact same war paint repeated over and over again.

    Y'know, I'm kinda bummed with that trailer. When the woman started talking I had suddenly hoped that she would talk like the tribal storyteller in at the end of Beyond Thunderdome.

  • This game looks great I am really excited to see how this game works since I loved the movies. Also thanks Mr. Futter for adding a link to the original song since I have never heard it before nor the name Blind Willie Johnson. Once I had heard the original I found the version for the trailer my apologies if someone else also posted it. /watch?v=Aky0JifONLU
  • looks this gen not next gen

  • I think this looks BAD*SS! For those concerned about how this will turn out on the current gen systems, why not just wait and get it on one of the new systems?!

  • I'm at least interested. Not committed...but interested.

  • For anyone who had not seen the movie please see it before you play the game.  You will understand the crazy excitement for this game. My mouth dropped when I saw the trailer at E3 for it.  It has been way too long coming.

  • That was a cool trailer. The game doesn't exactly look next gen but it still looks like it should be really fun. I hope we get an unedited gameplay demo soon.

  • Not sure how I feel about this. Feels like a cash grab to me. Not excited for it.

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