A new and improved version of the post-apocalyptic Southwest is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Originally released in 2015, Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut is finally letting the Nintendo Switch get in on all the gritty, desolate fun this August. With a backstory that finds a bunch of army guys recruiting survivors of the apocalypse and banding together in the spirit of the Texas and Arizona Rangers of old, the original Wasteland 2 took the gaming world by storm in 2014, eventually winning PC World’s Game of the Year. In 2015, a Director’s Cut was released for PC, XBox, and PlayStation.  

Of course, as you can see in the new trailer below, the Switch version will be offering numerous improvements and upgrades. According to Variety, the turn-based game will allow players to equip their characters with distinct personality traits that can be either an asset or a hindrance to your overall gameplay. 

The forthcoming Switch version also boasts a new precision strike feature, where enemy characters are hindered by where they’ve been attacked. So, you can slow one down by taking out a leg, or you can use a melee attack to the head to disorient your enemy. As one does when trying to survive the post-nuclear fallout.

Of course, there will be souped-up graphics to accompany more than 8,000 new lines of dialogue that were recorded to help you further appreciate the time spent running around a radiation-plagued living nightmare. 

The new Switch release also seems like a good way to get people hyped for the upcoming third installment in the Wasteland series. While it’s not due out until late 2019, the game has already raised more than $3 million in crowdfunding, and will feature several multiplayer options, vehicles, as well as environmental dangers. It will also be available on all major gaming platforms. 

Are you down to see a new-and-improved Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut for the Switch? Let us know in the comments. 




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