Renegade Kid has made a name for itself with atmospheric first-person games for DS – Dementium II and Moon in particular – but now it's trying something a little lighter, with ATV Wild Ride on the way in January.

Using the same engine that powered Moon and Dementium, the game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and boasts four-player local multiplayer too. It may not be what fans of Jools Watsham's outfit may have been expecting, but a quality, portable arcade racer for DS could be a surprise hit.

Watsham himself told Destructoid:

There are only a few developers and publishers out there willing to put all of their effort into making great DS titles these days, which is a pity.

Whether you agree or disagree, check out the first trailer of ATV: Wild Ride below.

[source destructoid.com]