The Best of E3 2011 Trailers & Teasers: Part 1

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo coming up fast on June 7-9, gaming sites like have begun releasing a hail of new trailers and teasers for games. Some videos show off newly announced games, and some just show new content of games that were known. Regardless, its a great time to be a gamer and get excited about our future entertainment. Following are links to some of the videos that piqued my interest. Take a look!


Sonic Generations Classic Gameplay – As a long-time Sonic fan, I’ve been hoping Sega would get its act together and bring back some classic sonic gameplay, and Sonic 4, while entertaining, didn’t really hit the nail on the head. I’m hopeful that Sonic Generations will do a better job. (Hey, there’s no homing attack so that’s at least one step in the right direction.)

Bastion Gameplay and Interview – Bastion is an action RPG for XBLA and PC that grabbed my attention with its surreal art. If the story and gameplay are as good as the developer in the video touts then I’m sold.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailer – While I regrettably never played the original Deus Ex, Human Revolution is on my radar. The mood and style remind me of the Metal Gear Solid series, but, if this trailer is any indication, the player gets to be a little bit more superhuman in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The Lord of the Rings: The War in the North Trailer – This isn’t the first trailer I’ve seen for this game, but it gets the Tolkien fan in me going. A mature action RPG that takes place in one of my favorite fantasy settings, tells a new story, and let’s me play couch co-op with my friends? Yes, please!

The Witcher 2 Trailer – Though this trailer shows mostly cut-scenes and cinema, I’ve heard great things about the game and it’s predecessor. After watching this I’m tempted to go buy the first in preparation for the second. Too many games to play, just too many…

Celestial Mechanica Trailer – Catching my eye with its lovable old-school pixel art visuals, this little metroidvania genre game looks like it has great gameplay focused on defense instead of the all-to-common shoot everything in sight mentality. Hopefully there is more to the game than catching missiles and energy to open doors, because with a strong plot I’d happily pick this up on Steam or wherever else they release it.

Prey 2 Trailer – All cinema, no gameplay, this is one of those visually awesome trailers that makes you pray (no pun intended) that the game lives up to the trailer.

RAGE Gameplay Trailer – RAGE is starting to look like Fallout, Borderlands, and Call of Duty combined. And thats a good thing!

Journey Gameplay Video – I’m a sucker for pretty games, and Journey already has me wishing I could spend a few hours gliding across the dunes. I just hope the game is long enough and open enough that it’s gameplay matches the expansive world.

Tomb Raider Trailer – As a reboot to a classic series, I’m hopeful for this game. Yet again, if the game can live up to the epic adventure the trailer suggests, I think we’ll have quite the adventure on our hands.

Darksiders II Trailer – Though I tried the first Darksiders game briefly, and it didn’t grab me, I have heard a lot of praise for the game. I can’t help but ignore the good looking sequel, and hope Darksiders fans get what they want out of it.

Uncharted 3 Co-op Trailer – I’m always a fan of having co-op play in my adventure games, as long as its well done. This looks good to me, I just hope the co-op campaign isn’t too short.

Hard Lines Debut Trailer – I’ve been playing games on iOS quite a bit lately, and there is a shortage of good multiplayer games. If this is as much fun as the old Tron light cycle games always were, I’m in.

Might Fin Trailer – Another iOS game, this one looks like a fish version of Tiny Wings or any of the popular auto-run genre. It will likely be cheap and addictive, and who can say no to the face of that fish!

PaPo & Yo Trailer – When this trailer started I was not expecting the graphical quality the game actually delivers. The concept sounds creative, and the story sounds like an adventure straight out of a children’s book. I hope this ends up being great.


And that’s it for now! With E3 beginning on the 7th I’m sure there will be lots more coming soon, and hopefully some great new AAA game announcements. I’ll try to post more of my favorite new trailers over the next week.

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