Midnight Club LA sneaks up on us

Is it just me or did Rockstar totally ambush us with this one? We got the occasional screenshot, trailer, and suddenly bam, the release date is upon us. If it weren’t for this launch trailer telling us to hit the shops, they would have completely sneaked this one by us. Which is a bit odd, considering there’s no real high profile racers besides MotorStorm Pacific Rift on the horizon, no?