A host of new sci-fi videogame trailers

Mass Effect 3, Arkham City, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and more.

This weekend saw a number of trailers for highly anticipated and newly announced videogames released.

First, and perhaps the one which has garnered the most commentary around the internet, is the teaser for BioWare’s Mass Effect 3. A short segment was previously released without a title, provoking speculation that ranged wildly from a brand new shooter from the Canadian developers through to a multiplayer spin-off of the popular action-RPG franchise. This trailer, however, confirms a the final part of the trilogy, due next year.

Next is the sequel to 2009’s acclaimed Batman beat-em-up Arkham Asylum, this time titled Arkham City. The existence of the game has been known for some time, due not only to press reports but also easter eggs hidden within the first game itself. The trailer also announces the character Dr Strange as the primary antagonist, replacing The Joker from the previous game.

The extended, pre-rendered trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution has caused much excitement since its release. The original game is widely regarded as one of the best of all time, and the focus on the cyberpunk aesthetic for the second has generated a huge level of anticipation.

Finally, the much-rumoured sequel to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, one of the flagship titles for the Xbox 360’s launch, has been confirmed with this new teaser. Bethesda has reportedly built an entirely new engine for the game, which is also set for late next year.

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