Three days after launching its crowdfunding campaign, inXile’s Wasteland 3 cha-cha-chinged its $2.75 million target over the weekend with over 20 days left on the clock, and additional stretch goals now added to the pledge incentives – like post-apocalyptic hairstyles and a talking car and custom squad insignias. Aw yiss.
“Without you, we would simply not be able to maintain our independence and keep fully true to our visions for great RPGs that you love,” inXile boss Brian Fargo wrote in an update. “We also cannot fail to mention those who have chosen to invest in the financial performance of the game – their contributions have also been invaluable. Your trust and support means the world to us. So kick back, put your red boots up, and have some squeezins to celebrate.”
More than 14,000 people have already backed the game, which takes the series out of the desert and dumps it into a heap of snow instead, with co-op and vehicles to keep things interesting. Other new stretch goal features include:
- $2.85M: 37 Pieces of Flair – We unlock further Ranger customization, which could include multiple body types, more heads, and more hairstyles. Plus we’ll show items that your Ranger has equipped (gear like shovels, binoculars, etc) on their models.
- $3M: Car Companion (Codename: Morningstar) – We add a talking car companion! Morningstar is an AI built to serve President Reagan, but he’ll help you both in your travels and during combat, plus he’ll give you well-timed advice on how to wipe out all the dirty commies out there. See more on him below!
- $3.1M: Customizable Ranger Squad Insignia – At the start of the game, you get to customize a Ranger Squad insignia for your team, which will show up on your Ranger Base as well as elsewhere in the game (on flags, for example).
Wasteland 3 is expected to drop in 2017 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.