Daily Digest: 5 must-see trailers of Gamescom so far
15th Aug 2012 | 16:40
With the big Gamescom press conferences out of the way we've spent most of today gawping at all the screens and videos publishers have dump truck delivered to our hard drives. Some have stuck with us more than others - below are the five must-see videos from Gamescom so far.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted
An understanding has been reached: EA will dupe the mainstream by calling Criterion's next game Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but give fans of the Guilford based racing game studio exactly what they've been pleading for: Burnout Paradise 2. It's a win-win situation. The trailer shown at Gamescom was a typically high-octane affair with blistering speeds, metal-crunching crashes and breathtaking near misses. Criterion also debuted its Autolog improvements and the ability to jump into other cars at the tap of a button.
Rain is one of two new IPs In development at Sony's Japan Studio. The game tells the story of "an invisible world only revealed by the rain." The arresting debut trailer showed a young male, who is only visible to the player when walking through the rain, waking up to see a girl's silhouette. The ghost-like apparition appears to be guiding him on a journey.
The second of Japan Studio's newly revealed projects, Puppeteer gives players control of a small boy who has been transformed into a puppet. The game takes place in a magical theatre and is heavily stylised to reflect its theatrical setting. To be honest, we're not exactly sure what's going on in this trailer or what the gameplay entails, but it put a smile on our Gamescom worn faces.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 probably won't deliver the unnerving atmosphere and shock-inducing scares of the first two games. We've come to terms with that and are looking forward to playing a game crammed full of explosive and increasingly bombastic set pieces. The Gamescom trailer provided a glimpse at some of that.