This year’s E3 was definitely an exciting one for gamers, considering the numerous game announcements and updates. Among the many discussions and videos were a handful of exciting trailers showing off some highly-anticipated upcoming games.
Like most gamers, we at Game Rant are excited for the next year or so of releases, and wanted to highlight some of the most impressive game trailers from this year’s E3. As a quick note, the below list doesn’t include gameplay demos, which we’ll spotlight in another article.
Here are our top 10 video game trailers from E3 2015:
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Without a doubt, the brief Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer was one of the biggest reveals of this year’s E3. Besides the fact that Square Enix is making nearly every Final Fantasy fan’s dream come true with the remake, the video shows off some very impressive graphics, both of the characters and the game world.
If the final game is even close to what Square Enix showed off in the above trailer, then the game will surely be a massive hit for the developer, possibly even the greatest seller they’ve ever had.
Mass Effect Andromeda
The trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda was very simple, with only a small amount of information provided; it offered a general sense of the look and feel of the planets and a brief moment of action. However, despite the short trailer, many gamers, especially Mass Effect fans, are excited for the new chapter in the franchise, and the obviously gorgeous worlds and gameplay that await.
At the end of the trailer, developer BioWare revealed that the game is expected to launch holiday 2016. That means there’s plenty of time for BioWare to provide details about Mass Effect Andromeda, including at next year’s E3 conference.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Square Enix was on a roll at E3, revealing multiple upcoming games that have millions of gamers’ hearts fluttering in anticipation. One of those reveals was an impressive trailer for the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which provided gamers with a few details about the game’s storline, gameplay, weapon system, and environment.
After the success of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, there’s little doubt Mankind Divided will be a major success for Square Enix and Eidos Entertainment. And like most games on this list, with a 2016 release window, gamers haven’t seen the last of Mankind Divided‘s gameplay in action.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
Based on the above E3 trailer, it looks like Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be in line with 2008’s hit first-person parkour game, albeit with DICE’s upgraded Frostbite 3 engine.
It also looks like DICE and EA are not to make too many changes to the game’s core mechanics, opting instead to maintain the simple, fast-paced action that made the first Mirror’s Edge so popular. Hopefully, though, the teams will make the most of the new engine in the way gamer’s interact with their environment, as they run, jump, and battle their way through the levels.
Bethesda Softworks made waves with the Dishonored 2 trailer, not just because they officially announced the sequel to last-gen’s Dishonored, but also because they introduced a female character into the mix, a trend that was very popular during this year’s E3 conference.
In regards to the trailer’s look and feel, it seems Dishonored fans will be very pleased with Dishonored 2‘s graphics, gameplay, and characters. The trailer seemed to hint at even more open-world options for gamers as they traverse the game’s streets and buildings, seeking out and destroying targets.
Like the rest of the trailers on this list, the Hitman trailer looks absolutely stunning – from the colorful and detailed environments to the handful of compelling characters. And while the trailer’s graphics may not translate perfectly once gamers get a better idea of gameplay, the Hitman clip definitely stirred up a great deal of excitement among fans of the franchise.
While the trailer didn’t give a whole lot of details about the game’s more open-world, it did hint at players’ numerous options for assassination, which is what makes Hitman so beloved among gamers.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
The incredibly cinematic trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain at this year’s E3 only serves to increase the already excited Metal Gear Solid fanbase. Granted, gamers have known about the upcoming title for a couple years now, but have yet to see as much content as was provided just a couple weeks ago.
The trailer spotlights numerous characters, both friend and foe, and gives players a brief taste of the dark and gritty nature of the upcoming game. And despite Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami, it looks like the title should still release on time.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
The trailer for the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise had a few surprises for gamers, most notably the addition of a playable female character: Evie Frye. And based on the trailers shown at E3, it looks like Evie won’t just be a background character, but will have many moments to shine and show off her impressive assassin skills.
Beyond the addition of fresh, new characters, is the impressively detailed London environment that highlights the rampant crime within Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Hopefully, players will be able to enjoy both the landscape and gameplay without the issues that plagued Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Just Cause 3
Square Enix and Avalanche Studios got right to the point with their Just Cause 3 trailer at E3, showing off the game’s wonderfully explosive nature. In fact, the trailer opened with no less than 10 explosions in the first 40 seconds – a feat that can really only be achieved by a game like Just Cause 3.
Unlike the other trailers on this list, the Just Cause 3 trailer sported a helpful voiceover that pointed out all the wonderful activities gamers will experience within the game, including parachuting, shooting, driving, flying, and of course, grappling.
The trailer also gives players a glimpse into the story for Just Cause 3, which pits the main character, Rico Rodriguez, against an evil dictator, General Di Ravello, in an effort to liberate Medici, a fictional archipelago in the Mediterranean.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Last, but certainly not least, is the trailer that opened Ubisoft’s E3 press conference: South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The sequel to last year’s The Stick of Truth has players once again taking on the role of the New Kid as he and the other South Park characters dress up as superheroes in an effort to protect their town.
What was most surprising about the announcement was that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone both shared their disinterest in making more video games. However, it looks like the success of Stick of Truth has swayed them back to the gaming world.
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