“Now take control of the character described as Bruce Willis in an ‘Apocalypse Now’ situation”
THQ Nordic has revealed Outcast 2 – A Fresh Beginning, a sequel to the original 1999 game that follows protagonist Cutter Slade back to the planet Adelpha to save alien inhabitants from invasion.
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Although there is no official release date, Appeal Studios – the same studio that created the first Outcast – Currently working to release the game on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The original game director, art director, and composer of the first game are returning to continue their work, and are “tracking on what makes the first game special”.
Twenty years after the first game, players return to the shoes of tough guy Cutter Slade, a “friendly neighborhood invader slayer”, described by Appeal Studios as “the Bruce Willis in”. [an] Apocalypse Now Situation”.
An open-world action-adventure with “an enriched single player experience”, outcast 2 Slade as he fights through a “large, open world” to save the alien population from a brutal corporation-led invasion. To do so, players will be able to get their hands on jetpacks and futuristic, modular weapons to “settle the resistance, rescue people, and get rid of invaders.” In addition, the story will feature “dynamic plot progression based on player actions”.
Speaking at a press event, Appeal Studios said, “The game at heart is a third-person shooter, but the game is much more than that” with a dynamic world.
A gameplay trailer shows a lively world with a variety of jungle and mountainous environments, and although the story sounds grim, the developers have stated that there are a lot of “dark and gritty sci-fi games out there, so get along. Outcast We wanted to go in a different direction.”
Outcast 2 – A Fresh Beginning Has been in development since 2018, and is reportedly “locked on alpha” right now. Appeal Studios has stated that it will announce a scheduled release “at a later date”.
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