Wasteland 3 picks up shortly after Wasteland 2’s cataclysmic finale, with the Rangers setting off to Colorado after the destruction of their base. They’re looking for a new place to call home, and a new developer diary from inXile Entertainment gets into a bit of what they’ll find in the snowy mountains.
Judging from the IGN-hosted video, the Colorado of Wasteland 3 is even weirder than the Arizona of Wasteland 2. After first arriving to answer the call of an authoritarian Patriarch, the Rangers run into all manner of kooks up in the mountains – there’s the Gippers, a cult based around the idea that Ronald Reagan is a god. These folks control all the oil, and as the developers explain, you’ll need to deal with them if you need any of that.
To illustrate the RPG choices you’ll be facing in Wasteland 3, studio boss Brian Fargo (who produced the original Fallout) introduces a psychopathic, Joker-type character named Vic Buchanan. “He’s a batshit crazy individual who is taunting the Rangers, he’s on the radio, he’s singing to the Rangers, he does horrible things to people you meet along the way. He’s very unlikeable.”