E3 2011: RAGE gameplay trailer takes players way down the hole

RAGE is id Software's upcoming first-person shooter. Of course, you can get that from the id Software logo and copious shooting presented from a first-person perspective in the first of these new trailers. But the publishing involvement of Bethesda can't help bringing that company's RPG lineage to mind. Maybe that's why the video, a seven-minute slice of gameplay footage, employs a time-honored trope from many an old-time JRPG: talk to people in town, then jump down the well and get rid of the monsters poisoning our water! Of course, being a gritty post-apocalyptic shooter, for “monsters” read less “cutesy sentient jellies” and more “foul-mouthed brigands.”

Here's another trailer, this one a more conventional environments-and-enemies showcase.

RAGE releases this November for consoles and PC. What do you think of this new footage?

Jun 6, 2011 


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  • mevildan - June 7, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    Wait... releases this November??!? I thought it was set for September. They have been saying September for ages.
  • Yaro - June 6, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    Nolan North! Oh yeah, this game cannot get any better...looks a little too good to be true though....
  • Gameguy94 - June 6, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    LOL! Quayola crayons!
  • tonyjk78 - June 6, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    I read 'way down the hole' and thought that was a Wire reference. Oh well. Anyway, I really kind of wish they'd show off more of RAGE than the same town and Well area, frankly.
  • raisonbread - June 6, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    I'm assuming that the gun that kind of looks like a crossbow is going to be a main weapon, sense it's been in practicably every trailer.

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