Switch Week: Trailers


The most anticipated aspect of any presentation for a new game console would have to be the trailers for the upcoming games. What new worlds and adventures will we go on with the new console? What will the graphics look like? How will the music sound? How the hell do we jump with these new controllers?

One trailer I was looking forward to the most was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I had a feeling they were going to save that for last, and they did. So, we’re going to save our thoughts on that one for last because… why not?

I could go into a whole post about the Breath of the Wild trailer! The other major trailer that we probably cared most about was Super Mario Odyssey. While the graphics looked amazing (seriously, you could see the individual hairs of Mario’s mustache and his blue eyes were super clear!), seeing Mario in a world with more realistic humans was a bit… odd. The main thought that ran around in my head regarding it was, “Sonic already did all this in Sonic Adventure DX.” Remember how that was set in Station Square with similar-looking human characters? And the wall jumps and clinging to pipes and rolling?

Mario even rolled around like Sonic… It was super weird. I think it’s going to be a great game regardless because it’s Mario, but I felt as though Mario wasn’t acting like himself. Like you said, he was acting more like Sonic. But I agree, the graphics were awesome! I can’t believe how far the graphics have come compared to the older generations of games and consoles. Honestly, though, I think the other trailer I got really excited about was Arms. It totally looked weird from the get-go, but the more I saw of it, the more I got intrigued.

The only thing the Super Mario Odyssey was missing was an awesome track by Crush 40. Arms is intriguing… That’s a good word for it. It’s not a game I’m going to rush out and buy, but it doesn’t look too bad at all. If anything, it looks like it’ll be an interesting game to play with friends. I’m curious if there can be more than two players to a match… Can you imagine if the Switch’s version of Super Smash Brothers plays like that?

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Arms will be a game that I would get right away, despite what you say. Playing Smash as though you’re in a real match like that would be awesome. The only way it could get any more real was if it was virtual reality.

Which sounds slightly terrifying but awesome! Of course, the crowning jewel of the trailers was the Breath of the Wild trailer and the amazing reveal that it will be a launch day title for the Switch! After nearly four years, we’re finally getting it. The graphics and music were fantastic, and the character and setting designs were gorgeous enough to bring tears to my eyes!

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We both cried. Laugh if you want (we did too), but we cannot wait for that game! The trailer is only the beginning.

How did you like the trailers? Which was your favorite one? Let us know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. It’s so hard to choose between Zelda and Mario’s trailers. But I’ll go with Mario for the novelty. I don’t mind that Mario is with realistic people. I actually find it hilarious. Yes, Sonic did it too, but I actually love City Escape in Sonic Adventure 2 and Station Square in the first adventure. I also enjoyed the day portions of Sonic Unleashed (when you weren’t a werehog), which had a world tour theme to it, which seems similar to what Odyssey is going for. Regardless, the trailer was magical and evoked more reactions out of me than Super Mario 3D World’s trailer years back. And of course, Zelda’s trailer was amazing, particularly for the voice acting and performance. Zelda’s crying almost made me cry!

    • We found Mario running around with realistic people funny as well, along with the fact that it reminded us so much of Sonic. Odyssey doesn’t look bad at all, and I know it’ll be on our game shelf when it comes out. Zelda’s trailer, of course, took the cake for us!

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