Twisted Pixel breaks down LocoCycle's I.R.I.S. and S.P.I.K.E.

The main hero and villain of Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle have a couple of things in common. Both of them are sentient motorcycle superweapons, and both of them have acronyms for names – I.R.I.S. and S.P.I.K.E., respectively. We asked Twisted Pixel just what their names stand for, and studio head Mike Wilford shed some light on the mystery.

I.R.I.S. stands for Intelligent Reactionary Infiltration System, ironic considering LocoCycle tells a story of exfiltration, namely her escape from her creators. S.P.I.K.E., meanwhile, stands for Sociopathic Predatory Intelligent Kill Experiment (no way that could backfire). I.R.I.S. will be voiced by Lisa Foiles, who previously voiced the tutorial in Ms. 'Splosion Man. The remorseless killing machine S.P.I.K.E. will be voiced by Robert Patrick, who we're told has some sort of relevant experience.

You can read all about LocoCycle, and what it's like for Twisted Pixel to be entrusted with an Xbox One launch title, in our new preview.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.