During Sony's big E3 press conference, a cut-scene teaser trailer was shown for an upcoming video game based on the Mad Max movie franchise. Though the teaser was overshadowed by other, more complete next-gen games and the crazy hype surrounding this year's E3, the potential for Mad Max may be greater than almost anything shown at the conference. The game is being developed by Avalanche Studios, the makers of the Just Cause games and the perfect choice to create all the mayhem inherent in the Mad Max setting. Though the opportunity for some multiplayer Thunderdome action seems to have been missed, the focus on single-player should provide a more solid open-world experience.
Today, Avalanche released that first gameplay trailer for Mad Max. Though most of the gameplay shown is only quick-cut action, that action certainly looks to capture the spirit of the Mad Max movies. In particular, the vehicle battles look to take advantage of the game's sprawling, desolate landscape.
Mad Max movie fans that are worried the game might be watered down and lose focus had some good news recently, too. Avalanche has responded to an online petition from fans, and has confirmed that Max will have an Australian accent.