Warner Bros. Interactive and Avalanche Studios have released the latest trailer for the upcoming Mad Max game. You can check out the “Eye of the Storm” trailer for the upcoming video game in the player below. Hot off the heels of the highly acclaimed new installment in the film franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, the game will look to capitalize on that momentum. However, will it be able to overcome the seeming curse over movie-based and licensed game titles?
The new trailer showcases the new villain created for the game, Scrotus (Yes, his name is Scrotus), and he is the leader of the War Boys. Viewers might recall that the War Boys also made an appearance in Mad Max: Fury Road, where they were led by the tyrant, Immortan Joe. So it seems the game is taking a number of cues and concepts from the new movie, but it has been altered. So this will not be a direct adaptation of the new film. It essentially looks to be an alternate retelling. However, the character does seem to be a mash-up of Immortan Joe and his son Erectus from the last movie.
After a few delays, Mad Max will be released later this year. The game finally hits the shelves on September 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.