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Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #33: Wasteland 1 Standalone Release, New Screenshots

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Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #33: Wasteland 1 Standalone Release, New Screenshots

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 9 August 2013, 19:14:15

Tags: inXile Entertainment; Wasteland; Wasteland 2

This month's Wasteland 2 Kickstarter update is mainly a recap of stuff we've already heard about. But there is this great little piece of news:

Wasteland 1 getting a separate release!

As you may know, we had a deal in place with EA to give all our Wasteland 2 backers (including late backers) a copy of Wasteland 1, which was to be integrated and launched from the game’s menu like the original Bard’s Tale trilogy into the new Bard’s Tale. We very happy about that, as we've always wanted to enable people to get back to the original, and it serves as a good refresher for the sequel.

We recently went to talk with EA to try and get it out in a different, separate format, and they accommodated our idea. We've now inked a new deal where we’ll be able to release Wasteland 1 separately. After getting the game in our hands and ensuring it runs on modern machines, we plan to distribute it FOR FREE to all our backers before Wasteland 2’s release, as well as sell it on GOG.com and Steam for anyone else interested in trying out this classic RPG.​

Aww, isn't that nice of EA?

Besides that, there's a new piece of portrait art and three new screenshots. You may have already seen two of the screenshots if you've been following our Wasteland 2 thread or the game's official blog, but the third one is brand new. It's a screenshot of an area in the Rail Nomads camp, which is a location from Wasteland 1.

The update also has a little story about a level-building competition that took place at inXile recently. The winning level was "The Prison", which is actually the Ranger HQ from the original Wasteland and has recently been taken over by the hostile Red Skorpion Militia faction. A demonstration of this level will be shown at the Gamescom convention this month, and later on backers will get to see a video of it as well. I do hope it's not much later!

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