Following last week’s pre-E3 reveal, the guys over at Evolution Studios have updated their portfolio with a new trailer for Motorstorm: Apocalypse, as well as an interview with one of the developers, Matt Southern.

When watching the trailer (viewable below), I have to admit I felt a little disappointed. It may simply be a result of my being a lover of bright environments (something that the previous entry in the Motorstorm franchise, Pacific Rift, was particularly good at) but the settings appeared to be far darker and less interesting — which is a great shame, because I felt Pacific Rift was an absolutely phenomenal game. That being said, I’m still excited for the game as I’m sure the racing mechanics will be tight and enjoyable.

Decide for yourself; Check out the trailer below.

In the developer interview, Matt Southern explains why Motorstorm: Apocalypse will be the first game in the series to feature a story, and how it will work — essentially, it’s a story based around the theme of the Motorstorm competition, and will be told via cutscenes while a track is loading. Nothing too intrusive then, if you’re a racing purist.

Motorstorm: Apocalypse will also include five new types of vehicle: Supercars, Muscle Cars, Superbikes, Choppers and Sports Compacts. Rest assured though, as Evolution are working hard to ensure that no matter what your vehicle, you can still find a route that will make sure you win the race.

The interview also goes over a number of things that were revealed last week, so be sure to read that article for a more concise look at Motorstorm: Apocalypse.

Watch the interview below:

Watching the trailer and developer interview, I’m a little unsure how I feel about Motorstorm: Apocalypse. On the one hand, behind the Burnout franchise, Motorstorm is one of my favorite racing series, but on the other, I’m a little cautious as to what the new urban environment will entail for Apocalypse.

What about you, reader? Are you excited by Motorstorm: Apocalypse? What do you think of the E3 trailer? Let us know in the comments below.

MotorStorm Apocalypse will likely be released this winter, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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