E3 2021 is full of highs and lows, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that there are plenty of spectacular trailers. While gameplay and the games themselves have always been the focus, there’s no denying that some of this year’s trailers were cut short compared to the rest.
These promotional videos have the very important task of giving viewers the best possible first impression in minutes – sometimes seconds. While not every trailer works (see the overly bold reveal about The Outer World 2), others left us with plenty to munch on as the four-day event’s launch nears. Here are the trailers that did better than most at E3 2021.
Although it does not show any games, the trailer for Bethesda’s new title, Redfall, did an exceptionally great job at capturing our attention and leaving us wanting more. The cinematic reveal trailer takes us into a world filled with robots, innovative weapons, vampire monsters, and diverse character designs. There is also a big surprise that the main characters also seem to have some kind of psychic superpower.
We may not know how the game plays out yet, but it makes us want to see how it all comes together in the game.
The intro for Battlefield 2042 showed fans of the series exactly what they wanted to see and completely sold the latest installment. This new gameplay trailer showcases 128 massive battles that players can expect to take place across massive maps.
The most important part of this trailer is chaos, which can happen at any moment. Tanks, helicopters, fighters, and yes, even tornadoes appear. DICE delivered what can be recognized as one of the show’s most memorable gameplay trailers with this trailer.
Smash Ultimate’s Kazuya Mishima Trailer
You can’t have a great E3 trailer list without the latest Super Smash Bros. revealed character. With The newest addition to the lineup is Kazuya Mishima from Tekken, it’s clear that the new trailer will be a love letter to the series – and it’s a great one.
Not only do we get to see a classic Tekken counterattack with Kazuya throwing loads of Smash fighters off a cliff, but we also get to see his move set look like it’s ripped from his original series. that. However, Kirby’s ending gag was the real show-stealer, and proved that the pink ball is still the most powerful fighter of all.
Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope hy
Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope would easily have been one of the biggest surprises of E3 2021 if Nintendo hadn’t accidentally leaked it a few hours before Ubisoft’s show. However, Ubisoft has managed to deliver a fun cinematic trailer that showcases both the great comedy we can expect from the crossover sequel and a look at some of the new villains. .
This is one of the most visually engaging trailers of the event, and viewers are clearly enjoying it more than most. Mario posing with new guns is definitely a memorable image in E3 history.
Shin Megami Tensei 5
After so many years of waiting, Shin Megami Tensei 5 there’s finally a trailer showing what the game has to offer. The trailer for this new installment in Atlus’ flagship series has the right content. Motion and gameplay are all here, to the delight of any SMT fan who bought their Nintendo Switch for this exclusive first announced in 2017.
Atomic heart is one of those trailers that surprised everyone. This fever dream of developer Mundfish is one of the highlights of Joint presentation by Xbox and Bethesda. The trailer is one of those trailers that leaves us with more questions than answers thanks to its eerie tone and creepy dummies. Thankfully, it also makes us really want to see those questions answered.
Avatar: Pandora’s Border
One of the biggest surprises of this year’s E3 was Avatar: Pandora’s Border, ended Ubisoft’s show on Saturday. This video game based on the James Cameron movie is completely out of the realm of the left with a stunning trailer. With great visuals and a great tease of what players can expect from the open-world game, this is the kind of trailer that might even impress those not interested in the franchise.
Speaking of surprises, Metroid Awe possibly the biggest of the whole show. This trailer isn’t just memorable for showing us the first 2D Metroid game in 19 years, but because it’s perfectly constructed with a combination of gripping gameplay and weird tone. It is debatable that it is more interesting than what has been long awaited Metroid Prime 4, are talking a lot. For fans of Metroid Fusion, this trailer simply sets the stage for a 2D classic they’ve been craving for two decades.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
A story about the plague: InnocentThe announcement of a sequel was exciting enough on paper, but the trailer took that hype to the next level. The way the eerie visuals and music come together is truly chilling. It also perfectly conveys the tone and emotion of the original game in 100 seconds, which is no easy feat.
Breath of the Wild 2
Nintendo has limited E3 to the ultimate show stealer. Everyone is looking forward to it look at things Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 at this year’s E3, but it still surpassed fans’ lofty expectations.
It’s always a great sign when a trailer has fans breaking down the pieces to hypothesize what’s going to happen in the game’s story, and that starts happening immediately when the clip comes out. eye. With such a great trailer for such an anticipated game, it’s easy to see how it could have been anyone’s favorite reveal of the entire show.