The new Mad Max video game from developer Avalanche Studios has seen significant gamer attention since it was initially announced in 2013, with the flames of interest in its attached franchise being fanned following the success of George Miller's return to the movie franchise in this summer's Mad Max: Fury Road. Based on the financial success of Milller's feature-length sequel this summer, Avalanche Studios could be looking at a hefty pay check when their latest interactive title hits store shelves in September 2015.
It has already been confirmed that the Mad Max video game will not be a direct tie-in to the series as it stands on film. However, the latest entry in the saga of everyone's favorite road warrior should prove to be every bit as exciting as the film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was this summer - and the latest footage to be released confirms such hopes in spades.
As seen above, Avalanche highlights the room allowed for player maneuverability as the title's nomadic wanderer, with a new Mad Max video game trailer featuring the option to direct what action Max Rockatansky takes with each twist and turn of the wheel of his Main Force Patrol vehicle. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment promises players the option to decide what path to take Max down throughout the upcoming video game, showcasing such mad-cap, action scenarios as choosing to "Bring the Chaos," or "Get Creative," in kind, in order to navigate the game's massive open-world.
Coming from the same video game publisher that brought players the unexpected hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor in 2014, and with the studio that made the Just Cause series working behind the scenes on the finished product's development, the new Mad Max video game is in good hands. Based on the variety of options featured in the above trailer, Avalanche appears primed to give last year's Monolith Productions' Tolkien-inspired sandbox adventure a run for its money (with its own sprawling, cinematically tooled ride).
After the highs so recently established by Hardy and Theron in Miller's return to form with Fury Road this summer, fans of the original character and attendant IP couldn't have their hopes any higher for any future iterations of the cult-classic franchise and character. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have their work cut out for them, with the pressure on full force for the new Mad Max title to be an engaging, thrilling hit with players and casual viewers of the film series alike.
Mad Max will be available for purchase in the U.S. from all participating retailers on September 1st, 2015.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment