For every game that is developed, there is a trailer to go hand-in-hand with said game. It is the job of these trailers to set the stage if you will or give you an idea of what the final product will look like. Another job of the trailer is to sell people on the game. Examples include the first season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, the Gears of War franchise, and virtually every game trailer that Blur studios had a hand in making. Recent events like The Game Awards, or publisher showcases does the job as well. So without further adieu, here are our selections of the trailers for games that have blown us away.
Allan Muir – EiC/Star Wars Stan/Absent Minded Professor
Halo 3 (E3 2006)
By the time I finished Halo 2 and Halo 1 (yes, in that order as well), I would take my Xbox 360 from my den to my sister’s room as she had an ethernet cable in there. This meant an internet connection that I had easy access to. An upside to this was that I would be able to download things such as game demos, videos, and more. When my friends would come around to utilize said internet connection we’d play Halo 2 multiplayer and boy was that a hoot and a half.
Meanwhile, at school, we’d talk about the fact that Halo 3 was on the way and closer to being a tangible thing we could all play. I even remember the trailer I had downloaded off Limewire that despite being clearly fake I thought was going to be a thing. It wasn’t until early 2007 when I had finally gotten what I wanted to see. The E3 teaser trailer for Halo 3 was aptly titled “Finish The Fight”. What I saw made both Halo games look like they were not even close to competing for my time.
The trailer opened with the signature orchestral Halo-esque music on a desert locale with a voice saying “I have defied gods and demons, I am your shield, I am your soul.” This was followed by the music swelling as multiple covenant ships converging on what appeared to be a forerunner device and the voice heard earlier in the trailer who is revealed to be Cortana saying “This is the way the world ends”. I was floored by this and simply put my excitement for Halo 3 only increased as more and more trailers would come.