The Mad Max films were as much about the ridiculously awesome cars as it was about the man. As kids, we spent many weekends replicating some of those crazy mods with legos. Some of those mad chariots were creations of beauty. Mad Max the Game is about the man, and his open world, but the new Magnum Opus trailer is all about the car.
If your Latin is rusty like mine, Magnum Opus means “Great Work” and the car featured in the trailer is pretty darn awesome even though it probably wouldn’t be drivable in real life. It’s got a huge blower that looks like a rocket launcher. Spikes on the wheels give this chariot a menacing flank defense though the blades don’t seem to reach out far enough. It’s also got a huge plate at the front for ramming. Looks like a bulldozer. The plate looks too big and heavy, though. I would think the vehicle would tilt forward unless it had a massive counter-weight, in which case the car wouldn’t move like it does in the trailer.
The trailer shows the car in Twisted-Metal battles with the road gangs, battering each other until one erupts in a big fireball or rolls over. I doubt these machines have seat belts and so one bump could be death. All fun in a post-apocalyptic world.
Release is in 2015 on Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.