This video of an updated version of Road Rash may be pretty old, but is slammin’ and seems to be new to most of the Internet anyway.
Shown here is a mock-up animation video of what a current-gen version of Road Rash might look like. It’d be a lie to call this video new; apparently it was uploaded to YouTube two-and-a-half years ago, but if you haven’t seen it you need to.
If this video making the rounds doesn’t get someone to put this game back into production, the industry is crazy. With games like Trials HD selling like gold-plated hotcakes, something like this Road Rash remake would no doubt pick up a few dollars as well.
This video got me pretty psyched up from beginning to end. The sense of speed is amazing as the main character rips a fellow motorcyclist off of his ride, enabling a boost, and then hits a ramp to perform a huge jump. It doesn’t even matter that much of the environment is untextured; there is obviously huge potential in a game like this being fleshed out and put on XBLA and PSN.
A couple of months ago, Road Rash was one of multiple classic franchises rumored to be in the works for a remake, with EA filing a trademark for the title. According to Destructoid, this one is already canceled though. If this is true, let’s take another look at this one EA, okay? You’ll make money, I promise.