I love watching these professionally-made CG trailers and cutscenes from video games. They’re always a lot more impressive than the games they advertise, thanks to the hefty budget they have to work with. Sadly, you can’t judge a game on the quality of its pre-rendered vid, because it’s never reflective of the actual gameplay. And this one really has the deck stacked against it, being a movie tie-in game and all.
Still, as we hold our collectively geeky breath in anticipation of this summer’s Green Lantern film from director Martin Campbell and star Ryan Reynolds, it’s fun to get a look at more media inspired by its creative direction. I’m not quite sure if the trailer above is meant to use Reynolds’ likeness as Hal Jordan or not (I’m thinking not, though the cover art uses a photo of him, so I’m not sure), but this new glimpse of the alien world Oa is pretty spectacular. And check out Sinestro in action before he was booted from the Corps!
The tie-in game Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters looks to be a side story to the film, chronicling the Lanterns’ struggle against the robotic Manhunters, who rebel against their Guardian masters. The game will let players use more than a dozen ring-powered constructs to fight the Manhunters, as well as giving players the power of flight. It’s also being touted as a fully 3D title, playable on all the major consoles in 3D, for gamers with special 3D glasses.
It’s scheduled for release this Summer for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and just announced today: it will be Warner Bros. Interactive’s debut title for Nintendo’s 3DS.