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What is Rage 2? Let this new trailer explain it to you in ALL CAPS

This new Rage 2 (opens in new tab) trailer is more effective at explaining what the game in question actually is than 99% of the other video game trailers I've ever seen. Titled "What is Rage 2?", it goes about answering that single question in the most efficient manner possible: with BIG FONT on top of EVEN BIGGER action. I never played the original Rage, but I feel like I have a firm grasp on what its sequel is all about now.

"Didn't play Rage 1? Don't worry. An asteroid destroyed Earth. Now there's anarchy," is the kind of plot synopsis anybody can get behind. The only way it could be improved is with narration from the guy who voiced the the codex entries (opens in new tab) in Mass Effect. You think I'm kidding, but Rage 2 cheats (opens in new tab) will give you enthusiastic interjections from the NBA Jam announcer guy and even Danny Doyle (opens in new tab), so there's no reason to rule out the Mass Effect Codex Guy as a possibility.

Rage 2 is set to be released on May 14, which you means you have a few weeks to decide whether you want to specialize in vehicular manslaughter, firearm expertise, or the rarefied glory of the windmill kill (opens in new tab). Or just go for all the above and more, since doing everything all the time has clearly been established as the point of this video game.

Find even more stuff to look forward to in our list of new games 2019 (opens in new tab), or watch the video below and see what's new in games and entertainment this week with our latest Release Radar.

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.