A New Beginning gameplay details, trailers, & everything we know

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    If you played the original Outcast game in 1999, then you’ll surely be excited for the release date and more gameplay details of the sequel, Outcast: A New Beginning. 

    In many ways, the original Outcast was doing the non-linear open-world gameplay strategy long before the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. While the series has laid dormant for over two decades, Appeal Studios is bringing it back with THQ Nordic for an all-out sequel, built for modern machines.

    We don’t currently know the release date for Outcast: A New Beginning, but we have caught a glimpse at several key gameplay details. As such, we know a little bit about what you’ll be doing in this third-person, sci-fi action game.

    For more information about Outcast: A New Beginning, including all gameplay details and trailers, keep reading.

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    Is there a release date for Outcast: A New Beginning?

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    At the moment, there is no release date for Outcast: A New Beginning. In fact, the publisher hasn’t even given us a window as to when we can expect to see the game arrive on our screens.

    Given that it has now been almost two years since the game was first shown to the public, we imagine that a release date won’t be too far away from now. However, we will update this article once we learn more information.

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    Is Outcast: A New Beginning a sequel?

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    Yes, Outcast: A New Beginning is a direct sequel to the original game that released in 1999. While this iteration of the series has seen a huge facelift compared to the original release, it’s still part of the same franchise, exists in the same world, and continues the same story.

    However, the developer is super clear that players don’t need to have played the original Outcast game to play or understand A New Beginning. This is fantastic news, as it’s highly likely that most younger gamers these days will never have played the original title, or even heard of it.

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    Outcast: A New Beginning gameplay details

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    This latest title from Appeal Studios is a third-person, non-linear open-world game that takes place on the alien world of Adelpha. You play as Cutter Slade, a former Navy SEAL whose job is to protect the alien Talan race from an invading force. It’s all very reminiscent of Avatar, without the big blue aliens.

    Much of the gameplay is focused on traversal, which sees Slade equip a jetpack and glide suit for most of his movement needs. As such, Slade is capable of flying almost infinitely across the gorgeous landscapes of Adelpha, engaging in quests and taking out enemy bases along the way. In lots of ways, this reminds us slightly of Anthem.

    A huge gameplay component is the weapon system, which lets players change up their playstyle on the fly. In a preview that showcased some gameplay from Outcast: A New Beginning, we saw Slade change his assault rifle into a makeshift sniper, all while in the middle of a firefight.

    There’s an element of base building here, too. Players can collect resources and complete quests that will improve their home base, and let them rescue and recruit new animals and allies. In addition, Slade will also learn new languages as the game progresses, letting him communicate with more alien colonies as time goes by.

    Which platforms will Outcast: A New Beginning be on?

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    Outcast: A New Beginning will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    There is currently no confirmation if the game will release on Nintendo Switch or last generation consoles.

    Which engine does Outcast: A New Beginning use?

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    Outcast: A New Beginning uses Unreal Engine 4, albeit with several modifications. The developers told GGRecon at a preview event that several modifications have been made to Unreal Engine 4 to make it suitable for an open-world game of this scale.

    All Outcast: A New Beginning trailers

    Outcast: A New Beginning was first announced on September 17, 2021, where we got a CGI trailer that re-introduced us to the world of Outcast.

    Also on September 17, players got to see a small glimpse of what the word of Outcast: A New Beginning will look like. Back then, it was still being referred to as Outcast 2.

    In August 2022, we were treated to a more detailed trailer for Outcast: A New Beginning. This focused more on the game’s protagonist, giving us a glimpse at some of the gameplay activities that will be on offer.

    Most recently, we got another look at Outcast: A New Beginning at the THQ Nordic Digital Showcase in August 2023. Here, the developer gave even more of a deep dive into the gameplay systems of the title.

    That’s everything we know so far about Outcast: A New Beginning, including all the details regarding its gameplay and trailers so far.

    For more Outcast: A New Beginning guides, keep reading GGRecon.

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