The video game industry is considered as one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. It employs a multitude of disciplines including programmers, writers, marketers, and of course, graphic designers. One particular area of game development that utilizes the talents of graphic designers and artists, (with the exception of the actual gameplay) are the game trailers.
Game trailers can quite be the test of genuine creativity. Because not only will one need to take into consideration how the trailer would look, but other things should also be taken account such as dubbing and the game’s story line. So it’s incredibly awe-inspiring whenever we see a game trailer that’s polished and well made. Take for example these trailers from different video games.
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE
An MMORPG developed by Sony Online Entertainment with WB Games, this title features familiar characters from DC comics like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the rest of the Justice League. The game is set in the present day, but the opening cinematic sequence takes place in the future where a battle between Earth’s greatest heroes and villains is being fought.
DARKSIDERS: WRATH OF WAR
This game is developed by Vigil Games and was published by THQ back in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game’s storyline is loosely based on the popular lore about the horsemen of the apocalypse. In the game, users play the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse who goes on a mission to kill The Destroyer in order to bring back the balance of power on the world.
F1 2010 is the only non-fictional game in our list. It is based on the 2010 season of the Formula One Championship. The game was released in September 2010 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
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RESIDENT EVIL 6
Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6 in Japan) is an upcoming zombie-themed game developed and published by Capcom. It’s scheduled for release in October 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. A version for Microsoft Windows is reported to follow at a later date.
TRANSFORMERS WAR OF CYBERTRON
Developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision, Transformers War of Cybertron is a third-person shooter video game set on the planet Cybertron that features familiar characters in the Transformers franchise. The game was initially released on June 2010 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows PC.
Crysis 3 is the third installment of the highly successful Crysis game series developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts for the Windows PC, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game will run on Crytek’s CryEngine 3 game engine and will feature the same protagonist from the previous 2 games – Prophet, a soldier equipped with an adaptive Nanosuit and armed with a high-tech bow and other types of alien weaponry.
The game is scheduled for release in February 2013.
STAR WARS FORCE UNLEASED 2
This game is the sequel to Star Wars Force Unleashed which was developed and published by LucasArts. The game is set on the Star Wars universe and players take control of StarKiller – a renegade clone created by Darth Vader to be the perfect apprentice.
The game was released on October 2010 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and iOS devices.
MASS EFFECT 3
Mass Effect 3 is another role-playing game published by Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Windows Pc. It was developed by BioWare and was released in March 2012. It is the third and final chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy of video games and details the story of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard on his mission to defeat the Reapers.
There were several trailers released for the game. The video above is just one of them.
CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is another upcoming video game developed by MercurySteam and will be published by Konami in 2013. The game is the final part of the Lords of Shadow saga and features the return of Dracula as he tries to reacquire his old powers in order to defeat a vampire lord.
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