The trailers just keep pouring in, and E3 is less than a week away. With this plethora of trailers, we’ve once again compiled them all in our roundup. From sexy and improved Tomb Raider, down to fly mobsters with guns, we’ve got the anticipated and random trailers for games coming out soon. Now let’s get started!
Tomb Raider Trailer
Tomb Raider gets a new look and attitude that has all the boys wanting to come over to her yard, whether she has milkshakes or not. Square Enix’s reboot of the once invincible Lara Croft, now shows her as youth stepping out into the world only to face the cruelty of nature. After watching the trailer below, I can’t help but be astounded by the graphics and a part of me is more excited about this Lara Croft than the other one. The games release date is still unknown, but take a gander at the new Tomb Raider in this cinematic trailer.
Game Plot Synopsis:
Fresh from academy and in search of lost relics, a 21-year-old Lara Croft journeys to an island off the coast of Japan aboard the Endurance, a salvage vessel helmed by Captain Conrad Roth. Before anchoring at bay, the ship is cleaved in two by an unforeseen storm leaving Croft separated from any other survivors and washed ashore. She must endure physical and emotional torture in order to survive the island.
Two Spider-Men, one video game. Sounds like a really geeky threesome, but it’s the newest Spider-Man game coming out this fall. With the success(?) of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions it looks like it’s time for another time traveling romp, thankfully without that awful Spider-ham. Spider-Man: Edge of Time was one of the things most talked about on the floor of WonderCon 2011 and it’s time for a first look in trailer form. When classic Peter Parker Spider-Man teams up with with Miquel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099, it takes two heroes to save the same universe.
Does Webbing go 88 miles per hour?
Developed by Beenox, creators of Shattered Dimension, this sequel (if you want to call it that) has the two Spider-Men racing to restore the proper course of their history.
According to Joystiq, the game mechanics of Spider-Man: Edge of Time are quite unique, as playing one character will affect gameplay to the other. A nice feature of the game is that the cast of Shattered Dimensions will return to voice their respected characters. Also, various story devices dictate when and where you switch characters, who have their own unique strengths and weaknessesto deal with. Another great feature: no matter what Spider-Man you are you’ll be able to see the progress of the other via picture-in-picture type effects at the bottom of the screen. For example, when Spider-Man 2099 finds himself in battle with a giant robot, the Spider-Man of today can cause damage to the lab in which that robot’s technology was developed, causing a ripple through the timeline that results in that enemy becoming far less dangerous to Spider-Man 2099.
It’ll be very interesting to see how all this plays out when Spider-man: Edge of Time is released this fall for all systems. Here’s hoping the repetitive pattern of introduction, initial villain fight, pursue escaping villain, fight minions, catch up with villain, pursue some more, deal with more minions, and then battle the villain, is cut and some new gameplay format is put in its place.