New Mad Max Trailer Shows the Difficulty of Survival

Warner Bros. and developer Avalanche Studios have released a new trailer showing off the daunting task of every day survival in Mad Max.

According to the trailer, once you begin the game proper, you begin with nothing. To traverse the harsh environment, Max's first responsibility is to build the titular vehicle, The Magnum Opus. You'll begin with parts of other vehicles and customize it to get on the road. Throughout Max's journey, you'll acquire new pieces of scraps to help customize it further, but the initial set up is to provide transport through the brutal sandstorms.

It wouldn't be a survival game if you didn't also have to equip yourself with items to help you survive both treacherous winds and insane survivors who want to murder you for food, your supplies, or for no good reason. 

Fans of WB Games' other property, Batman, will recognize the fighting mechanics. It's calm calculated fighting over button-mashing. Although he's not a crime fighter, Max is trying to survive without expelling too much energy so I'm sure he doesn't want to swing just willie-nillie.

There are plenty of enemies to encounter, but not everybody in the wasteland is out to kill you.

There are plenty of enemies to encounter, but not everybody in the wasteland is out to kill you. Assist factions and they'll help you with ammo, gear, and scraps. Helping them on quests will lend aid to fortifying their stronghold to help them survive.

Mad Max releases on PS$, Xbox One, and PC on September 2nd, 2015.