Wasteland 3 Release Date Announced, Pre-orders Open

InXile Entertainment revealed the final release date for Wasteland 3, the upcoming new entry in the seminal post-apocalyptic RPG series, during Microsoft's X019 event in London. Barring any unforeseen delays, the game should be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, and GOG on May 19, 2020. The base retail price is set at $59.99 or your regional equivalent, and already you can pre-order Wasteland 3 to get some in-game items.

Together with this announcement, we get an impressive-looking “1987” trailer. Check it out:

And here's the game's official description:

In Wasteland 3 the fate of Arizona depends on the fate of Colorado.

You are a Desert Ranger, fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive, when the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children.

So you travel from the scorching deserts to the frozen mountains and start from scratch, building a new base, finding a snow-worthy vehicle, training new recruits, and fighting your way through hostile wilderness—all the while trying to decide who to trust in land torn apart by corruption, intrigue, warring factions, crazed cultists, cutthroat gangs, and bitter sibling rivalries. You're not even sure you can trust the Patriarch, but since he holds the survival of Arizona in his hands, can you afford not to?

Wasteland 3 is a squad-based roleplaying game from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical combat, hours of exploration, and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions. Play in single-player or co-op as you create a squad of up to six Rangers, and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck—the Kodiak—you can upgrade into a hardened war beast, bristling with weapons, to help mow down your enemies.

Saving Colorado isn't going to be easy, but Arizona is counting on you, so... don't screw it up.