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Scavenge a post-apocalyptic Arizona in Wasteland 2 now via Steam Early Access

2:00 AM on 05.21.2014 // Brittany Vincent

Full game headed for release August 2014

Wasteland 2 is poised to ship at the end of August 2014, and you can play it right now via the Wasteland 2 Steam Early Access beta. Well, you can play the entire Arizona area of the game. That's still playing, kind of. Right? Sounds good enough for me.

inXile Entertainment's projected launch window means there isn't too much longer to wait before you can get your hands on the sequel to the predecessor to the Fallout series, and that's great news. Because I've been waiting for something to really scratch that Fallout itch, and nothing's been hitting the spot thus far.

Wasteland 2 is a turn-based RPG that follows an elite squad of desert Rangers who trek across a post-apocalyptic wasteland of a fallen America to come to the aid of the remaining human survivors of a world wracked with decay and radioactivity. A projected 50+ hour game with a word count "greater than the Lord of the Rings novels" sounds like something I want to get my hands on, so I'm tempted to see if the game, in Early Access form, lives up to the expectations set by the original Wasteland.

What do you say we check it out and report our findings, dear readers?


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destructoid's previous coverage:
Wasteland 2


  Sep 23

Review: Wasteland 2

This Kickstarted RPG delivers exactly what was expected


  Aug 19

Wasteland 2 will be released on September 19

Just one month to go for the post-apocalyptic RPG


  Aug 05

Father of the Wasteland: How to trust your fans and revive a classic

Brian Fargo talks fulfilling the trust of fans and the pressures of crowdfunding games


  Aug 04

Final version of Wasteland 2 likely delayed into September

The delay is due to manufacturing physical versions


  Apr 14

A regular playthough of Wasteland 2 will take about 50 hours

You won't see all the content on a single playthrough


  Feb 26

Here's the lowdown on Wasteland 2's big beta update

A new map and retooled combat animations are all included


  Feb 22

Wasteland 2 will be done 'when it's done'

inXile's long-awaited sequel is still in Early Access


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