The Best Game Trailers of 2018
2018 was quite generous with new games and trailers. Exhibitions, conferences, unexpected announcements and big events were accompanied by bright trailers and game demonstrations
We picked the most spectacular videos that came out last year.
K/DA — POP/STARS
Virtual KPOP-band K/DA released a music video for their debut single, POP/STARS — the promised music extension for the League of Legends franchise. The song was written and performed by Jaira Burns, Madison Beer and a Korean idol band (G)I-DLE.
The first Cyberpunk 2077 trailer
The end of Microsoft press-conference at E3 2018 was stylized as a hacker attack, which resulted in an 'unauthorized' demonstration of Cyberpunk 2077 trailer from CD Projekt RED. Check out our feature to learn more about the original roleplay game.
The first gameplay demonstration of The Last of Us 2
The real gem of Sony press-conference at E3 2018 was an emotional and violent trailer of The Last of Us 2. The video begins with an awkward kiss of two girls and ends with a life-or-death struggle.
The first gameplay demonstration of Death Stranding
The E3 2018 trailer for Death Stranding turned out to be pretty long — more than 8 minutes of quiet, melancholic singing and unhurried gameplay. This was the first time when we learned what the game is like. Or, at least we thought we did. Read our detailed analysis of the E3 2018 trailer.
Mortal Kombat 11 announcement
On December 6, at TGA 2018 ceremony Ed Boon, the creator of the MK series, came on stage. He was supposed to name the nominees for the best sports game but instead showed the announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 accompanied by pumping hip-hop.
Devil May Cry 5 announcement
The announcement trailer for Devil May Cry 5 was revealed at Microsoft press-conference at E3 2018. The sequel to the famous slasher series that was silent after the release of the spin-off developed by Ninja Theory in 2013. The last numbered part developed by Capcom was released more than 10 years ago.
Resident Evil 2 Remake announcement
The debut E3 2018 trailer for the remake of Resident Evil 2 was created to keep fans in suspense for at least a few seconds. But Leon close-up made everyone relieved.
Warcraft III: Reforged announcement
The cinematic trailer for Warcraft III: Reforged brought fans all the way back to 2002. Perhaps, only a few large game developing companies can afford to make a remaster of their old CGI-movies and be praised for it.
Forza Horizon 4 announcement
Forza Horizon 4 has collected numerous awards as the best racing game of the year. It first started at Microsoft E3 2018 press-conference when the trailer demonstrating the key feature of the game — season change — was shown.
Death of Cayde-6 in Destiny 2
Destiny 2: Forsaken trailer 'Last Stand of the Gunslinger' is an impressively staged CGI-battle between Cayde-6 and hordes of escaped convicts. It had been already revealed that the Hunter would die, but it didn't make the fight less interesting.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe announcement
At TGA 2018, The Stanley Parable developers announced a console version with the funniest trailer of the ceremony. 'What do you mean The Last of Us 2 is also coming out next year?'
Overwatch — Reunion
At BlizzCon 2018, a new Overwatch animated short dedicated to McCree was shown. It revealed Ash, a new DPS-hero with a long-range rifle, for the first time and omnic Echo, who is expected to be a support class character.
Square Enix tech demo
In September, before TGS 2018, Square Enix demonstrated an unusual CGI-video created by internal studio Visual Works. While the video does not impress with graphics, it does have an intriguing staging and features an unusual cyberpunk world with Japanese aesthetics and philosophical motives.
Marvel’s Spider-Man — Be Grater
Spider-Man ‘Be Greater’ trailer is an example of a perfect promotional video that has both an idea and top-class performance. The moral is simple — no matter how low a hero has fallen, he has to get up.
Kingdom Hearts 3 — Opening
Kingdom Hearts 3 trailers are small feasts themselves, but the opening videos are particularly valued. Besides, this time not only Hikaru Utada was responsible for the musical accompaniment but Skrillex as well.
World of WarCraft — Lost Honor
At BlizzCon 2018, the immortal World of WarCraft received another cinematic movie with great facial expressions and acting. It shows a private conversation between Saurfang and Anduin.
In case you missed, check out all the trailers revealed at TGA 2018.
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