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Exclusive Split/Second powerplay vid

How it works, sexy gameplay footage.

Disney's Black Rock Studio has released a sexy new trailer for its upcoming multiformat racing game Split/Second, and we've got it exclusively for you to check out this morning. Just scroll down for the embed or check out the luxurious HD version over on Eurogamer TV.

Split/Second is an arcade racing game played out in a city designed to be torn apart by explosions - and the twist is that you get to activate the pyrotechnics. The gameplay trailer, narrated by affable game director Nick Baynes, explains and illustrates the "powerplay" concept that drives the explosions.

It's more than a walkthrough of the bulletpoints for the box, however. It's also an opportunity to admire just how those explosions unfold and the effect they have on your rivals in a pair of levels - the Airport lap and another section at the Docks, which you may have caught sight of during the Eurogamer Expo. Crushing the dry dock beneath an oil tanker so it splats your enemies is still wicked.

Check out our recent Split/Second hands-on to see what all the fuss continues to be about, and watch out for more on the game on these pages soon.