Comic-Con is happening right now, and in honor of the biggest annual geek event in the known universe, video game publishers have turned out in force, showing off some absolutely killer game trailers for hot upcoming titles like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Batman: Arkham City, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and I’m throwing in a leaked video from the Assassin’s Creed franchise that will set your mind spinning.
This is the best and most exciting thing I’ve seen from Deus Ex: Human Revolution yet. Don’t let the live-action throw you. This is some killer stuff that mines the depths of human emotion and depravity, and it’s encouraging to see just how deeply Crystal Dynamics and Eidos are exploring the topic of human augmentation. If this was advertising a movie, I’d be there to see it on the front row.
Batman: Arkham City can do no wrong. Its creators have their fingers so firmly on the pulse of Batman geekdom that every single screenshot and trailer is ten-times better than the last. Here’s your first look at their interpretation of the Penguin, along with a glimpse of a DC Comics character that you won’t see coming — but who’s a perfect fit for this game.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time puts you in the shoes (er, booties) of not one but two Spider-Men, and from this trailer, it looks like the mingling between their two timelines is going to get very interesting.
Oh look. Zelda needs rescuing. Again. Why hasn’t Link taught this chick how to defend herself by now? Here’s a brand new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, straight from Comic-Con.
Last but not least, here’s a super mysterious video that’s somehow related to the Assassin’s Creed universe, but exactly how is anybody’s guess. Is it part of Revolutions? Some tie-in short film or promotional thing? It’s apparently called “Seizure,” but what exactly is it depicting? Could this be the first-ever person to use an Animus?