This is what happens when Twisted Pixel brings its hybrid motorcycle racing/melee fighting game to PAX Prime.
What do you get when you cross a sentient motorcycle and a fighting game? Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle, gameplay for which the developer recently revealed in a trailer and showed off at PAX Prime.
Though early in development, the game’s frenetic energy was on hand during the PAX demo. The action transitioned seamlessly between driving and shooting, and then leaping into the air to chain together melee-based multipliers just as you’d expect in a fighting game.
"It’s a melee-style brawler game at 190 miles per hour," Twisted Pixel’s studio director Michael Wilford told Polygon.
LocoCycle will star Robert Patrick as the villain, S.P.I.K.E., who is sent to retrieve the game’s protagonist, I.R.I.S., who has escaped from the facility where she was created with her Spanish-speaking mechanic in tow. Twisted Pixel had real-life versions of both motorcycles (sans-A.I.) on the show floor.
The game is slated for release in 2013. You can check out some gameplay footage and our interview with Wilford below.