E3 Trailers: Warhammer, Mass Effect 3, Star Wars: TOR and more

Gaming conference also brings first glimpse of new, canonical Star Trek game and Halo 4.

In videogames, sci-fi is a massively important genre – this week, at E3 in Los Angeles, publishers unveiled new trailers for the biggest releases coming this year. Some of these games look spectacular, you’ll agree, and I think there’s something for everyone in the line-up:

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Developer: Relic

Publisher: THQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7YW5SIvMOg

Mass Effect 3

Developer: BioWare

Publisher: EA

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Developer: BioWare

Publisher: EA

Lord Of The Rings: War In The North

Developer: Snowblind Studios

Publisher: Warner Interactive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGfBxhVihk8

Star Trek

Developer: Digital Extremes

Publisher: Paramount

Halo 4

Developer: 343 Industries

Publisher: Microsoft

Which of the lot takes your fancy? News of another Halo game isn’t exactly surprising, while a lot of these trailers are most impressive for their editing skills rather than the actual footage they show off – still, they’re undeniably exciting, especially the opening cinematic of The Old Republic. Star Trek will also be the first game that lets players take on the roles of Kirk and Spock, though the footage here looks a bit uninspired.

To finish on a good note, though, Mass Effect 3 will likely be the best game of next year.