Mad Max is the forthcoming action-adventure video game title from developer Avalanche Studios and distributor Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that puts players in the role of Max Rockatansky, protagonist of the films from Australian director George Miller. Following on the heels of Mad Max: Fury Road, the forthcoming stand-alone title will offer players a novel avenue into the world so brilliantly established by Miller on the big screen.
Coming after the success Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment enjoyed with 2014's J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired fantasy epic, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the studio's new partnership with the makers of the Just Cause gaming franchise is aiming to be a hit when it hits store shelves in September 2015, and the latest TV commercial promises just that.
After the release of a highly novel interactive gameplay trailer, the latest thirty-second Mad Max commercial to be aired on TV is just as promising of a big, balls-to-the-wall player experience with plenty of room for personal creativity and invention. Showcasing the title's chaotic, action-packed, open-world wasteland, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment promises the following in an officially released synopsis:
"Mad Max is an open world, third-person action game where players become Mad Max, a lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In The Wasteland, it’s every man for himself. Playing as the reluctant warrior, players must embark on a treacherous journey to build the ultimate war vehicle and leave the madness behind."
Viewers of this summer's Mad Max feature film reboot will no doubt be familiar with Max's latent insanity and need for speed, and will know that the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Featuring a voice-over from the game's titular protagonist and anti-hero, the latest footage promises a game with no heroes and plenty of hair-raising, life-or-death scenarios to keep gamers and fans of the feature franchise satisfied.
No doubt many Fury Road fans would be taken away by an opportunity to inhabit the skin of Tom Hardy's feral road warrior, and the latest video game from developer Avalanche Studios might be able to offer just that. Even if the film wasn't to your tastes, the game might just provide an alternative means into its mad-cap world and win a few film fans over to the Miller camp in the process.
Mad Max will be released in the U.S. on September 1st, 2015 from all participating retailers on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.