Before there was Fallout, Wasteland pioneer the post-apocalyptic genre in the late 1980 at the time. But now more than three decades since the inception of the series, Wasteland 3 is officially available for the fans that grew up playing the top-down role-playing game. Arriving back in August 2020, the newest entry for the series is only the surface of what is to come as you might expect.
In a new announcement from InXile Entertainment, the developer shares a new story expansion is underway, ‘The Battle of Steeltown’. You can watch the announcement trailer in the video below:
“The towering factory complex of Steeltown manufactures all the tech that keeps Colorado running and the Patriarch in power—trucks, armor, weapons, and robots,” reads the synopsis for the add-on. “But deliveries from Steeltown have stopped cold, and all the Patriarch is getting from Abigail Markham—Steeltown’s leader—are excuses.
“When he sends the Rangers to investigate, they find the place is a powder keg with the fuse already lit. The workers are striking, bandits raid with impunity, and nobody is allowed through the gates, not even on the business of the Patriarch. Without help, Steeltown could crash and burn for good, and take Markham with it—but maybe that’s just what it needs. The Rangers will have to decide that for themselves.”
While InXile Entertainment is branded for its in-depth RPG releases – primarily in the traditional top-down fashion – the studio is moving on to experimental projects. Already, it was found that the game coming will be utilizing Unreal Engine 5 which has still yet to officially launch this year. In a recent job posting, it reveals the team is crafting a first-person shooter RPG which also opens some eyes as well.
Regarding the current Wasteland 3, our critic David Rodriguez shares the game features “excellent coop”. You can read the full review by heading here.
Are you excited for The Battle of Steeltown?
The Battle of Steeltown arrives on June 3, 2021; Wasteland 3 is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: InXile Entertainment