Trailers! Get your trailers right here! They drift over the transom right here at Polygon dot com each week, even when it appears the remainder of the world has pressed pause. Good trailers are thrilling, however essentially the most memorable trailers are bizarre, and even when one phrase can’t describe this week’s batch, that’s nonetheless an excellent begin.
Our roundup this week is a descent into insanity, beginning with a trendy survival horror title, a sports activities/family home equipment fusion, and Seinfeld-meets-P.T. Bring me the glands!
When and Where: TBA on Windows PC through Steam.
Why: Perhaps a sci-fi survival horror story gained’t be as jump-scary from an old-school, room-sized perspective? Signalis, from rose-engine, delivers its chills with a low-resolution model whose inspirations appear to run a gantlet from System Shock and Silent Hill to Ghost within the Shell. Elster, the hero, is “a technician Replika searching for her lost dreams” amongst “surreal retrotech worlds,” in keeping with the Steam web page. Gameplay appears to be like like a mix of puzzle-solving and point-and-click fight, with journal entries and different in-world discoveries spooling out the thriller.
When and Where: Dunno, and PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.
Why: Wait, what the hell is that evil demon saying? “Bring the glands again to me?” No. Gotta be plans, proper? But then the desiccated revenant dude proceeds to tear, effectively, some sort of glandular factor out of a mummy. Well, OK, then. Mortal Shell, from PlayStack, is formerly known as Dungeonhaven, a Souls-like indie sport introduced for PlayStation 4 in 2018. Turns out that revenant dude is you, beneath a badass swimsuit of mail, and there’s every kind of hacking, slashing, and dying to return. But nonetheless, what the hell is that demon saying?
Who: Couch Game Crafters
When and Where: Now (Steam Early Access) on Windows PC.
Why: For those that complain that sports activities video video games are simply the identical factor yearly, effectively, listed below are sentient toasters taking part in volleyball. In a deathtrap crammed area. This trailer for Toasterball’s latest update introduces two new match variants, “lava pool,” (the ground is fabricated from molten lava) and “claustrophobia” (the ceiling is fabricated from radial sawblades). Update 1.5.1 additionally delivers higher ball physics and the flexibility to catch your opponent’s toast “ninja style.”
Who: Rare Bird Interactive
When and Where: This is being made in Dreams, which is accessible now on PlayStation 4, however the sport isn’t achieved but.
Why: Last month the Internet found Seinfeld: The Horror Game, which was principally P.T. meets the present about nothing, whose characters by no means study something about themselves. In the month since, creators Austin and Colton Stock have retitled their acid journey (presumably to get out of the C&D blast radius) and given it a narrative trailer. Sinfeld Chronicles, according to Rare Bird Interactive, has just one branching quest line, however “you’ll have the ability to go to the bakery from Moonstruck [Cammareri Bros. in Brooklyn] and the resort from Home Alone 2 [Plaza Hotel, Manhattan] on the identical avenue finally.”
Resident Evil 3
When and Where: Now, on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.
Why: Because after the abject weirdness of Toasterball and Sinfeld Chronicles (plus “Bring the glands back to me,”) we want one thing a little bit extra … regular to shut issues out.