This week in video game trailers: ‘The Lion’s Song’, ‘Leap Day’, ‘The Sims’, and more
From a mobile launch and PC conclusion to Austrian historical adventure “The Lion’s Song”, a bright and bouncy update to 2016 success “Leap Day”, the PC version of kinetic action shooter “Strafe”, and “The Sims Mobile” soft launch on Android, there’s plenty to catch up on in the week ending May 12, 2017.
The Lion’s Song (complete season teaser)
Making the jump from Windows PC to iOS and Android, and heralding the arrival of a complete season on both platforms, this episodic adventure follows the crossing paths of a handful of early 20th century Austrian creative geniuses. The first few episodes have been very positively received. Video link: youtu.be/PpSD3Dd3BTU.
Leap Day Anniversary (update)
Has it really been a year? iOS and Android hit “Leap Day” presents players with a new level every 24 hours and, celebrating its one-year anniversary, has poured a week’s worth of updates into the game, featuring hot air balloon rides, candle soldiers, mushroom men, jungle plants and fruit bats among them. Video link: youtu.be/pivN1J-VDWk.
Vanquish PC Announce (trailer)
Sega delivers on its teasing with confirmation that action shooter “Vanquish”, formerly available only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, would arrive on Windows PC with an unlocked framerate and support for HD resolutions from May 25. Video link: youtu.be/kLtZXu8eGZ4.
Clash of Clans: Captain’s Log Day 3
Mobile super studio Supercell continues to make players wait for a significant update to “Clash of Clans,” with several Captain’s Log videos following an initial teaser (link: https://youtu.be/TfQc3pDBHaY). Falling view counts indicate that fans may not appreciate the extended wait. Video link: youtu.be/BuqIHvNxbtY.
The Sims Mobile (soft launch trailer)
The massive desktop hit splashes out on mobile, inviting players to create and manage their very own Sims, forging career paths, building homes and tending to relationships. Quietly released May 9 on Android and expected on iOS in due course. Video link: youtu.be/VwFMyHGtIXs.
Strafe (official movie trailer)
Channellng retro first-person shooting through the lens of modern technology, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC game Strafe launched its successful crowdfunding campaign with a spoof ’90s advert and, upon its May 9 release, returned with a movie send-up reminiscent of sci-fi and slasher movies of years gone by. Video link: youtu.be/MB08JWKVf_A.
Endless Space 2 – Expand
Preparing for a May 19 launch after seven months in Steam’s Early Access program, in this trailer the grand space strategy lays out its interpretation of one of four central tenants underpinning the 4X strategy genre: explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate. Video link: youtu.be/a_6_Ep_PGtE.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles (gameplay trailer)
Understanding that many franchise fans have held onto their copies of “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” and cognizant of the appeal of multiplayer co-op horde mode Zombies, the two are combining with a compilation pack set for release from May 16. Video link: youtu.be/Ni3pi3PJJvM. JB
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