As far as game marketing is concerned, it is really tough to top a fantastic trailer. Trailers have a variety of purposes: meant to tease a game that is still in development or sum up the experience players can expect from an upcoming title – either way, they can generate enough buzz to stimulate a hefty number of game pre-orders.
At this yearâ€™s E3, there were a wide variety of trailers, both cinematic and gameplay focused, which premiered to some serious fanfare. For the cinematic trailers, gamers expected a seamless blend of editing and soundtrack to create an experience indicative of the final product.
There were a couple that fell flat, but the majority of those trailers seen during this year’s event demonstrated a competent technique and an understanding of one’s audience.
It was a tough decision, selecting our favorites, and there were a couple that ended up left off the list, but we think this Top 5 sums up the event quite nicely.
Without further ado, let’s kick things off with our Top 5 cinematic trailers:
5. Halo 4
After news regarding Halo 4â€™s existence leaked right before the Microsoft press conference, gamers everywhere began eagerly anticipating Master Chiefâ€™s appearance at the event.
Though it was saved for last, the first tease of Spartan 117â€™s return did not disappoint.Â Featuring trademark Master Chief awesomeness and some elements prominently associated with the series, this was the perfect way for Halo 4 to make its presence known, and a great way to wrap up Microsoftâ€™s event.