Another week, another round-up of the finest trailers released to the world in the past seven days. We’ve got the hotly anticipated Fortnite High Stakes event, a game about battling hundreds of possessed demons at once, a game from the creator of Rick & Morty, and the usual dump of left field indie games to boot. Let’s dive right in.
Trover Saves The Universe
This one should pique the interest of anyone who’s versed with the lunatic world of Rick & Morty as creator Justin Roiland has lent his narrative and voice acting skills to this outlandish VR title. Trover Saves The Universe is an irreverent take on saving the universe from impending doom. As you’d expect for Roiland, it’s peppered with expletives, and a cast of despicable characters. The story runs along the lines of your dogs have been kidnapped by an alien villain who is using them as eyes. Obviously.
The Black Masses
Picture this; dive from a rooftop into a literal horde of hundreds of possessed demons, then start wielding your weapon of choice around for absolute carnage, all this without your PC or console chugging away desperately to muster up barely 20 FPS. The Black Masses appears to offer just that. The Black Masses is being developed by the team behind Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator making use of its powerful crowd rendering technology to depict a 16 sq-km medieval island rampant with demons.
Fortnite Presents: High Stakes
Taking a leaf out Hitman and Ocean 11’s book, Fortnite goes full heist this week as players vie for a shiny mini-lama, new skins, and complete challenges. The usual Fortnite fare, but with a twist.
In an Roblox-esque art style, but with a far more serious tone, Family Man explores to what lengths someone will go to put food on the table. In the classic story of a desperate father turning to crime to survive, Family Man explores the morality of a spiralling descent caused by circumstances. One to look out for fans of Breaking Bad.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Xbox One X Trailer
The trailer isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, but run at max settings, in 4K glory, on a beefy Xbox One X, Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks absolutely breathtaking. With release just around the corner, this one should get you primed if you aren’t already.
Sea of Thieves: Forsaken Shores
Sea of Thieves has come a long way since its shaky launch earlier this year and Forsaken Shores is more proof of Rare’s persistent efforts to better the game. This time around, everyone’s favourite pirate game goes volanic with a new lava-spewing biome, new challenges, and a mysterious enemy called The Devil’s Roar. Shiver me timbers.
Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Die
For fans of Monkey Island, Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Die is a classic point and click adventure about a time travelling womanizer who ends up stuck in today’s world though he’s retained many of the mannerisms and mores of the late 1980s. Solve puzzles, play the field with in-game dating app timber, and just generally click around a lot to reveal a lewd, comic story about a fish out of water.
Wizards Tourney is a bit like that mission in The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine where Geralt involves himself with the pageantry of a medieval tourney, except this time around whimsical Wizards compete with each other to determine who takes the title of the ultimate spell-caster. Up to four players can brew potions, fire pumpkins at one another in snowball-style fights, and try to stay alive in increasingly convoluted moving puzzles. Bit of fun with your buddies after a few beers vibe going on here.