And in the book of things that came completely out of nowhere, here's a game that is more or less trying to be Road Rash.
Road Rash, to this day, is still one of my favourite things ever to grace the SEGA Mega Drive. It was an arcade racer. With motorcycles. Whips. Chains. Police. Baseball bats. And occasionally other traffic to contend with.
Enter stage right, Road Rage.
There hasn't been a new trailer uploaded since E3 that I could find, so this is the closest we've got so far.
As described, Road Rage is basically an open-world racer with a heavy dose of inspiration from Road Rash. Everyone races around on bikes. The E3 demo shows people scooting around with crowbars and bats. And while there's talk of "story" missions and an open world, I can live with that.
The game has no connecting with Road Redemption, the other spiritual successor to Road Rash that's been in Early Access for a couple of years.
If I'm being completely honest, I'm pretty cautious. The "rendered art" shots look flat and missing detail. The footage from E3 looked smooth, but there also was barely anything going on in the city bar the player and AI racers.
For a game that Amazon says is launching on November 15, I'm a touch sceptical. But we'll see how it comes about. I've heard next to nothing about Road Rage all year, which isn't a great sign.