While we were certain that Electronic Arts was going to revisit classic racer Road Rash last year—we trust ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach without reservation—the publisher denied it was in development. Well it was at one point.

An early, pre-vis clip from the seemingly canceled Road Rash was sniffed out by blog superannuation, a game once in the early development stages at EA's since-shuttered Warrington studio. The bad news is that the tech demo only makes us want a new Road Rash even more, to take a bike chain to the face of our friends online.

Let's hope that EA has since reconsidered the decision to revitalize Road Rash and that the re-upped trademark was not filed in vain. Or for an iPhone game.

Previsualization for EA Warrington's next-gen Road Rash. [superannuation]