PAX East demo of RAGE nets a few new details

By Stephany Nunneley
12 March 2011 21:58 GMT

Bethesda and id Software are showing new bits of RAGE at PAX East this weekend, along with the mini-games in it.

Design director Matt Hooper described RAGE as having an “open, but directed,” world and showed the Wasteland area again before moving on to the mini-game which has the player use a “boomerang weapon called wingtoss.” Players will use this to slice up as many enemies as possible before time runs out.

The dam facility was shown, where players will be looting parts for the game’s engineering element. Once a player has the particular blueprints in hand for engineering, the parts collected in your inventory will come in rather handy.

JK Sciles, a character in the game, was also shown. He is rather hefty man bound to a wheelchair, according to 1UP, who runs a mutant bash “show.” Think of this as a Thunderdome of sorts and you have the right idea.

Players will enter the first arena and punch little people around while earning praise money with each kill. The second arena, called monkey business, has a statue with blades that rotate on the track when you make a kill. Finally, the third arena contains and overly large slot machine and you have to shoot a target to stop the wheel. You win praise money for this, or an “onslaught of mutants.”

The demo then proceeded to show the towns of Wellspring located in the Wasteland as well as Dead City. Both sound rather rough with touch crowds and enemies.

Head on over to 1UP to get more on the demo shown.

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