Rage 2: Rise of the Ghosts brings back an OG bandit clan later this month

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Remember Rage 2? It enjoyed a very high-profile pre-release marketing campaign, came out to very solid reviews, and then seemed to almost immediately fall off the face of the Earth. But later this month it will bounce back with Rise of the Ghosts, the first of two "major" expansions planned for release this year.

Rise of the Ghosts will add a brand new region to explore, and a new faction to shoot at: The Ghosts, a bandit clan from the original Rage that's been warped into something different in the wake of the Authority Wars by a mysterious woman named Iris. Now, infused with Feltrite and a newly-acquired taste for human flesh, they're ready to branch out from their base in the Overgrown City and reclaim their rightful place in the wasteland.

Helping you deal with all this cannibalistic nonsense is a new Feltrite Laser Launcher weapon and the Void ability that enables you to hold enemies in the air like a little rag doll before tossing them aside—or to pop their skulls like a zit, if that's more your speed. If you can find it, you'll also be able to add the new Ghost Motorcycle to your garage.

Rage 2: Rise of the Ghosts will go for 1500 Rage 2 Coins, which is another way of saying $15, and is included with the Digital Deluxe edition. It comes out on September 26.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.