Just in case you weren't sure: this is Twisted Metal.

Living under a rock? We sort of get it; Eat Sleep Play's upcoming PS3 Twisted Metal reboot is the first proper entry into the series since 2005's Twisted Metal: Head On, so we suppose it's possible that the series might have eluded you until now. (And yes, we realise that Twisted Metal: Head On was ported to PS2 in 2008 — but that title doesn't count.)

If that's the case, and you're legitimately new to Sweet Tooth's escapades, you might — just might — need a demo to convince you that Twisted Metal is a game for you. (Hint: it is.) As such, developer David Jaffe's got your back. In a delightfully mad-cap 30-minute video blog — starring Jaffe's little girl and dog, we hasten to add — the outspoken designer has confirmed the release of a demo, in addition to a "very, very small day one patch". Jaffe had previously spoken out against release date patches, but he admitted that, in this case, "they're important".

“Once you go gold, you have a couple of weeks to really play the game, and me and the QA guys were just like ‘you know, this seems a little unbalanced. It would be really cool if this weapon did a little less damage.’ It takes a lot of time to suss those things out," he said.

Enjoy Jaffe's delightfully vacant ramble after the break. Best personality in the video games business? Absolutely.