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Mad Max Gameplay Trailer Reveals Major Features

The latest trailer for the upcoming Mad Max game has arrived, giving players a “Gameplay Overview” of what to expect when it finally launches on Sept. 1. Hint: Expect lots of apocalypse-ready vehicles, customization and intense fisticuffs.

While you can check out Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters next month, the video game won’t be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC until this fall. Still, at least we have some pretty visuals to tide us over until it’s finally time to take the wheel.

After a brief animated scene, one of the first gameplay features revealed in the trailer is the robust car customization features. You can change the tires, the armor and even the firepower, turning the rolling hunk of metal into the vehicle of destruction you’ve always dreamed about.

It looks like Max will be fairly customizable, too, with various bits of gear upgrading his stats and turning him into more of a badass. That badassary is then shown off in some epic fight scenes, which look a lot like the timed brawls you see in the Arkham or Mordor games. Max is shown taking on a group of raiders at once, using the environment to his advantage and pulling off devastating moves like dropkicks and knife stabs. His brawling abilities appear to be further customizable by meeting up with a mysterious merchant who can up your endurance, strength, intuition, etc.

Scavenging is another focus of the new trailer, showing off Max’s need to pick the landscape clean of food and supplies. There’s even a nifty scene where it shows a tow line being used with the car to move a massive piece of metal and reveal a hidden area.

Finally, what Mad Max trailer would be complete without some good old-fashioned car combat? We’ve got some in spades here, showing off one-on-one and convoy attacks, with the player able to tackle these fast-moving obstacles from a third-person view or from right behind the wheel.

Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect out of the Mad Max game. Or, more to the point, I wasn’t sure if I should expect the game to be any good. In my defense, most games based on movie properties don’t turn out all that hot and, up until now, we’ve seen very little about what Mad Max will have to offer. Based on this latest trailer, though, I’m becoming more and more optimistic. One part Arkham brawling and one part Twisted Metal vehicular combat, Mad Max looks to be shaping up quite nicely.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.