It just wouldn't be a new Twisted Pixel game without full-motion video interludes. Video gaming's most earnest and awkward narrative relic will appear in LocoCycle, the developer's Xbox One launch game in which you hurtle down the freeway as a sentient, weaponized motorcycle. Named I.R.I.S., the voiced vehicle drags her hapless mechanic behind and sometimes wields him as a melee weapon in mid-air combat, because "sentient, weaponized motorcycle" just doesn't do it for us anymore. Forget violence - video games have desensitized us to the absurd.
Though LocoCycle started as an Xbox 360 game (and is still set to arrive on the platform in the future), it's being wheeled out as one of Xbox One's odder launch companions. As a $20 action game, LocoCycle gets a lot of mileage out of its protagonist – you're always blasting forward, weaving through traffic and lining up targets for your on-board machine guns.