Epic Game Trailers: E3 2012 Edition

The last time we did an ‘Epic Game Trailers‘ piece was a year ago, for E3 2011. I thought we should revitalize that with a batch of some awesome trailers from this year’s E3 event. There were a lot of great trailers for sure, unfortunately we can’t put them all up, so here are 10 epic game trailers from E3 2012.


Agni’s Philosophy

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While not a video game per se, Square-Enix showed this real time Final Fantasy tech demo from Luminous Studios and Square-Enix Visual Works.

Official Sitehttp://www.agnisphilosophy.com

Assassin’s Creed III

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Designed from the ground up over more than two years, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights.

The year is 1775. The American colonies are about to revolt. You are Connor, an assassin who has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation. To do so, you will hunt your enemies across a staggeringly large, open, and realistic world. You will unleash your lethal skills in a violent quest that will take you from chaotic city streets to blood-soaked battlefields in the hostile American wilderness and beyond. You will meet legendary heroes of American history, and together you will conspire to annihilate those who threaten Liberty itself.

Whether you use your predatory instincts to kill silently, or your fearsome arsenal to kill openly, one thing is clear: the world that the Assassins live in has become far more deadly. And so have you.

Official Site: http://assassinscreed.ubi.com

Beyond: Two Souls

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Live the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity. Experience the most striking moments of Jodie’s life as your actions and decisions determine her fate. As she traverses the globe, Jodie will face incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game.

Official Site: http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/beyond-two-souls-ps3.html

Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners – Mickey with his magical paint brush that wields paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. This new co-op play combined with enhanced in-game physics will further enhance the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Official Site: http://disney.go.com/mickey/disney-epic-mickey-2.html

Gears of War: Judgement

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Gears of War: Judgment takes you back before events of the original “Gears of War” trilogy to the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day – the defining event of the “Gears of War” universe. Follow Kilo Squad, led by Damon Baird and Augustus “The Cole Train” Cole, as they fight to save the city of Halvo Bay from an unstoppable enemy in the most intense ‘Gears’ game yet. Gears of War: Judgment will launch worldwide in early 2013.

Official Site: http://gearsofwar.xbox.com

Halo 4

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The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology…the universe will never be the same.

Official Site: http://halo.xbox.com/halo4

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

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Outdrive your friends, outrace your rivals and take down a city full of cops to become Most Wanted.

Official Site: http://www.needforspeed.com/most-wanted

Tomb Raider

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Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

Official Site: http://www.tombraider.com/

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character’s unique abilities. With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock’s nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Fight through both sides of the Transformers’ most epic battles leading to their legendary exodus from their homeworld. 

Official Site: http://transformersgame.com/

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

Official Site: http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/

Now – Of course, this list doesn’t contain all of the great trailers or even gameplay demos that were shown at E3 2012. E3 showcases hundreds of games, big and small for all sorts of systems and devices. It’s not only AAA titles or the most popular that have great trailers. So if there are some you loved and we didn’t list them, let us know in the comments below!

What are some of your favorite trailers from E3 2012? We may just feature them in our next installment of Epic Game Trailers!


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