E3 Trailerpalooza: Microsoft Edition
The trumpets have sounded. The gates have opened. E3 is here, and so are the trailers. If you’d rather not sit through the awkward onstage patter, we’ve got all the good stuff right here. Read on to enter Trailerpalooza.
Microsoft opened up Trailerpalooza earlier today with a set which, while not addressing any of the concerns surrounding their system, at least made up for their last show by focusing entirely on games. And they kicked things off in style with a brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
They followed that bombastic opening with a few Xbox 360 titles. Yes, they’re still making games for the 360. “Hundreds more,” if you can believe it. The first one they unveiled was World of Tanks.
Next up was Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.
And then there’s Dark Souls 2. Apparently, this game is a pretty big deal.
Now for more Xbox One goodness. First up is RYGAR! Oh, I mean… RYSE: Son of Rome, an exclusive launch title from Crytek.
Then it was Insomniac’s turn to show off an exclusive launch title. Sunset Overdrive features a lot of cartoonish, Jet Set Radio-style antics, and a font which looks like it came from a 1992 skateboarding video.
Forza 5 was next. The cars are cool, but this presentation will be forever known as the birthplace of Drivatar. You’ll see what I mean. I know I promised no annoying stage patter, but this is too good to miss. If you want to just see the trailer, skip ahead to 4:50.
And then there’s Quantum Break, that weird half-game-half-TV-show that was announced during Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal event last month. This trailer shows off some pretty stunning graphics, with (thankfully) no TV show in sight.
Next up is D4, an episodic murder mystery from Swery65, maker of Deadly Premonition.
A new game called Project Spark was then unveiled, and it looks like Microsoft’s answer to Little Big Planet.
That was followed by Crimson Dragon, the new game from Yukio Futatsugi, the creator of Panzer Dragoon. Predictably, it features dragons.
From dragons to zombies, and the reveal of Dead Rising 3. For everyone who ever looked at a sledgehammer, and dreamed of welding a circular saw onto it, your game has arrived.
Then there was a little game called Witcher 3. Jen has some thoughts on it. I hear she’s a fan.
Next up was a new single player trailer for Battlefield 4, entitled “Angry Sea.” You’ll see why.
This one was a surprise for me. Capy Games, makers of Swords & Sworcery, one of my favorite games of the last few years, has a new game coming out for Xbox One entitled Below. Can’t wait to see more of this one.
Then there was a very brief trailer for a mystery game from Black Tusk Studios.
Yeeeah, anyway… NEW HALO! Damnit, I might have to buy an Xbox One after all.
Microsoft wrapped up their presentation with the unveiling of Titanfall, the first game from Respawn Entertainment. You may recall that Respawn was formed by Jason West and Vince Zampella after rather spectacular exit from Infinity Ward.
That wraps it up for the Microsoft presentation, but Trailerpalooza is just getting started.