Not many games can claim to be “the sequel to the first-ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG”, but that is exactly what Wasteland 2 is. The original Wasteland was developed by Interplay and published by EA way back in 1988, and the concept eventually went on to morph into the Fallout series. The base Wasteland franchise sat dormant until 2014, when inXile dropped the massively successful Kickstarter-funded sequel.
Wasteland 2 found a lot of critical and sales success on PC, eventually being ported over to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as Wasteland 2: Directors Cut. The Directors Cut has all of the original game’s content, with expanded recorded dialogue and new gameplay features. Yesterday, inXile announced that Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut will be coming to Nintendo Switch this August.
Here are a few of Wasteland’s features, direct from the press release to you:
One Size Does Not Fit All: Don’t feel like finding the key for a door? Feel free to pick the lock, bash it down with your boot, or just blow it open!
Decision Making... with Consequences: With both short and long term reactivity, player choices ripple outwards, changing the game's events and forever altering the lives of those in the wasteland.
Huge & Customizable: Hundreds of characters. Thousands of variations on the Rangers' appearances. Over 150 weapons. No two players will have the same experience.
New Director's Cut Features:
Perks & Quirks: Players can customize their squads even more! Perks & Quirks are special personality traits players can use to give their characters even more life, with their own unique bonuses... and drawbacks.
Precision Strikes: Fire on enemies and debilitate them with tactical attacks! Cripple a leg to slow an enemy down, fire on their gun to blast it to bits, or aim for the head to knock them senseless – or blow it clean off.
Expanded Voice Over: Over 8,000 lines of new voice-over dialog have been added for the game's characters and companions, bringing the wasteland to life like never before.
I'm pretty excited for this one. Wasteland 2 is a title I always wanted to play but never got around to. This is a game that is going to be just fantastic on the Switch. Frankly, it is pretty incredible playing deep and detailed games like Wasteland 2 on Nintendo's portable.
No word yet on pricing, but keep an eye on Gaming Nexus for more details as they emerge.