Trailers of the Week – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Mario Odyssey, and Mortal Kombat

Welcome to “Trailers of the Week”! Here we’ll have a discussion regarding the latest trailers in gaming, including what we liked and didn’t like about them. This week we’ll be picking out a few trailers which caught our eye, pointing out what ones we thought highly of (and possibly didn’t), as well as keeping you up-to-date on what’s new. Check out the trailers and what we thought below. 

Whilst we did get a good amount of notable videos during this week that we’ll get to in a bit, the ‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Fan Reaction’ trailer gave us yet another reason to love Ninja Theory. If you don’t already know, Hellblade is about a woman struggling with various mental illnesses such as psychosis, as she ventures into the depths of her own mind. This video shows off words from fans of the game that were sent to the folks over at Ninja Theory: resulting in a heart-warming trailer that gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to deal with these issues, and how Hellblade has helped in multiple ways. This was a top pick because it showed us that a $30 game can mean so much more to a player than a full priced $60 game. We’ve seen this before with Indie developers, but it was very mind-opening to see it done by a larger team of people. Read our review of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice here.

Nintendo has been their usual wacky self this week, dropping a fun new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey to get everyone in the mood for its release on October 27th. This musical video shows off Mario dancing through New Donk City with a bunch of people in grey suits. Seeing a digital rendition of the plumber jumping around with real flesh and blood humans is probably just as disturbing as when they tried it with Sonic in 2006. The difference here is that the new title looks very promising, gameplay is mixed in throughout the trailer too, in case you missed it previously this year. We liked this one because it works not just as a commercial for the title, but also keeps gamers interested. Nintendo is good at appealing to all audiences, which is perfectly displayed here. Why not sing along by clicking the play button above?

We also got the ‘Mortal Kombat Official 25 Years Trailer’, where Ed Boon and some other of the series’ developers talk briefly about the game’s history. Even if it’s just for a couple of minutes, it’s always nice to see developers appreciate their game. Mortal Kombat has a huge history behind it, being mostly responsible for the decision to have games age restricted. We get some insight into the idea behind the fatalities and how the devs feel about the first game’s release onto home consoles. It’s not necessarily anything fans of the series haven’t heard before, but it was nice to get something from NetherRealm on the cusp of the fighting game turning 25.

Other videos we enjoyed this week involve ‘Star Ocean: The Last Hope Remastered Announcement trailer’, electing itself with a sense of humanity by showing funny moments from the game. Bearing in mind Star Ocean’s recent titles have left people dissatisfied, this is sure to keep players happy for the time being. Launch trailers for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, The Evil Within 2, Shadow of War and Layton’s Mystery Journal dropped, our favorite of these being Layton’s Mystery Journal. This is the case because it shows off a lot of features from the game, including unique looking puzzles and characters. We got the first in-game footage of Jurassic World Evolution, with close-ups of the dinosaurs we’ll get to manage in our park.

That concludes the “Trailers of the Week” for this week, let us know which trailers you enjoyed the most this week, and for more coverage of your favorite gaming footage, stick around here at Gamer Professionals.

Published by Lewis Mackin

Hailing from England Lewis likes Dark Souls, Metal Gear Solid and being lazy. Luckily for him, Video Games can easily support him in this.