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Mad Max story trailer rides into the "Eye of the Storm"

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There's a new Mad Max trailer floating around the internet today, this one focusing on the narrative angle of Max's struggle against the villainous forces of Scabrous Scrotus, who believe it or not appears to be the least-pleasant of Immortan Joe's offspring.

Scabrous Scrotus—which I think we need to acknowledge is a fantastic name—is, according to the Mad Max Wiki, Immortan Joe's third son, after Rictus Erectus and Corpus Colossus. He seems terminally psychotic, even by the standards of his old man.

To be honest, there's not a lot of "story" in this story trailer. The Lord of the Scrote heads up a gang of "rabid animal" War Boys who jack the Interceptor and toss Max into what appears to be a very Thunderdome-like cage, where he takes what looks to be a rather thorough whomping. "His reign is through terror and fear. His purpose is power and vengeance," the once and future Road Warrior intones. "And my road goes through him."

Still, I suppose that when it comes to end-of-the-world showdowns in the blasted Australian wasteland, that's really all you need: A car, a gun, and a muscle-bound lunatic. Mad Max comes out on September 4.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.