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Cross Platform Trailers I Missed From E3 June 28, 2011

Posted by Maniac in Editorials, Game News.
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Now you guys know I traveled to E3 this year and got to see a lot of what was being shown over the course of the three day show.  The problem was my ability to modify and control the site remotely was extremely limited, and I tried my best to update it as much as I could while there and while operating alone, but one thing I was not able to do was to post up the E3 trailers released during the show.  I already took a look at the top games that will be Playstation 3 exclusives, now I wanted to show you some of my favorite trailers for games that will be cross platform.

First up, we have the E3 2011 trailer for Saints Row: The Third.  The only previous trailer released for this game was comprised of one single nut shot, this is…a step up, stylistically.

Although it is entirely prerendered with no actual gameplay, the trailer serves more to set the stage for the look and feel of the game instead of show you how it’s going to play.  Since this is only the second trailer released for the game, and the game isn’t going to be out until November, I’m going to let it slide this time.

The style looks fantastic.  You can see some of the new Saints in the game, and some of the new gangs they’ll be quarrelling with in the game.  You also see just what the Saints have become since the second game, wheras they had to build themselves up from nothing in the previous two games, this game looks like they’re on top of the world already and other gangs want a piece of that.  Also, who is flying those jets at the end of the trailer is not explained.  Could be Ultor, could be another gang, or could be government.

Next up, a game which I got to see demoed at E3 and had a pretty positive experience with.  Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.

You’ve heard it here, and I got to see it, I can confirm this game will have playable Catwoman levels, but more than that, she will be playable in the main story, wheras in the PS3 version of Batman: Arkham Asylum, the Joker was playable, it was only in challenge modes.  In the game, you will be able to swap out characters during gameplay, simply by finding a few kitties hanging out on a rooftop you’ll be able to select if you want to play as her while the in the campaign (and they show a switch happen in the trailer).

You can see here how she controls differently than Batman, with her own move setlist.  She also has one unique gameplay mechanic Batman does not, which is the ability to climb across ceilings (I guess her kitty claws keep her up there), which is perfect for being stealthy.

Not pictured in the trailer but something I can gurantee is in the game is the inclusion of the Penguin.  His voice actor sounded recognisable, but I don’t know for sure who it is.  I also think Two-Face looks great, kind of a mixture of his depiction in The Dark Knight and the comics, and for a guy half disfigured he looks great.

I do plan to look at some Xbox 360 exclusive trailers soon.  More multiplatform game trailers may be checked out as well.

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