Everybody loves free stuff, and the people behind Wasteland 2 are getting in on that by adding a free copy of the original 1987 cult hit with its sequel. It’s the cherry on top of the mushroom cloud.
“The #1 request we had during our Kickstarter campaign was to have the ability to play the first game. Fortunately EA has continued to support us on this project and has granted us the ability to bring the original to the players,” said Brian Fargo, of inXile Entertainment. “It is great to be able to make Wasteland available for those feeling nostalgic or who want to experience it for the first time. It certainly will not be a prerequisite to understand Wasteland 2, but it adds some extra flavour if you did play the prequel.”
Fargo’s Kickstarter campaign for the Wasteland 2 project was a megaton success, banking almost $3 million from backers in April. It’s expected to launch late next year.