I rarely watch a video game trailer more than once. Still with Bungie marathon reboot/sequel/whatever, I found myself watching its slick and stylish announcement trailer. It’s not just because it hits the trailer, but it also looks like one of Bungie’s best shooters in years.

On March 24, a little earlier Spiderman 2 the trailer will take a whole new path”pond,” Bungie (Hello Destiny) discovered The next great first-person shooter: marathon. If that name sounds familiar, it’s actually Bungie’s return to one of its oldest franchises, the Mac-only shooter trilogy. marathon. You can read more about these old games, their favorite lore, and how it all came together Hello and modern extraction shooters This piece from our very own Claire Jackson.

However, I’m not here to talk marathonanything related to lore, history, fandom, or Bungie mythos. No, instead, I want to read a few paragraphs about how this game looks and how the announcement trailer is so damn refreshing and awesome compared to most shooters and games out there today. I’m not the only one loving this trailer as it has already crossed 18 million views on YouTube.

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marathon It has one of the best game trailers of 2023

from the moment the intense electronic music of the trailer begins at the beginning, I was engaged. Then we see someone in a rad looking sci-fi outfit walking through a tunnel as shots of vividly colored robotic bugs create complex android-like beings. What’s going on here? I dont know, but you’ve heard that sick bit in music?

Anyway, the fleeing character exits the dark tunnels and enters an incredibly bright world where we see them rocking vibrant colors, including a bright, neon-pink helmet. As the camera moves closer and closer to the runner, the music builds. Things get tense as the music fades into a digital mess, then BAM! That’s all he wrote for this runner, shot from a distance by a smooth-looking and paper-white android. Our now dead runner is seen falling in slow motion into a milky substance, his blue-ink blood mixing and swirling into the water around the body. When a robot sniper plucks something from a dead runner, the music resets, bugs out, and BAM! Bungie reveals that this live trailer is for the new marathon.

“Live” is really the key word here. Everything in this trailer unfolds in a way that I haven’t seen in most other shooters released in recent years. Many modern shooters focus on realism, which can look great, but also look a little dull. The popular color scheme that we usually see in shooters is also starting to endear itself to shooters Call of Duty and The battlefield mix together. Or they all look a little too similar fortnite, while colorful, it no longer stands out visually. I really enjoy these modern shooters. But with marathonthings are different.

In fact, it is beyond colorful. this approx with all its pinks, yellows, greens and blues clashing in nearly every frame. However, it’s all balanced with hyper-realistic lighting, materials, textures and models. Looking at the color palettes and for a few of us is incredible my city couldn’t stop watching the trailer.

marathon‘s new art style is fresh and bold

Bungie calls marathonof As noted in a recent behind-the-scenes video about the rebooted shooter, the art style is “graphic realism.” Bungie exec Emily Katske elaborated on the game’s art, saying it’s “bold, colorful.” [and] stylized”.

Game director Christopher Barrett also says in the same video that the team wanted the art to be “beautiful” and “lively,” “mysterious” and “familiar,” “but also strange.”


Normally I would turn a blind eye to this kind of talk, but after seeing the trailer and concept art for this new movie marathon, yes, I understand. Balance is key though. Bungie has to carefully balance when and where to “pick up the numbers”. [things] Up to 11″ and when you need to step back a bit so people don’t get upset trying to play.

Taking a beloved franchise and turning it into something daring is a risky choice. It’s also quite a departure from the original marathon games that display more tame or ugly textures and Torment– like sprites. I have already observed for a long time marathon fans are unhappy with this new, more colorful and stylized direction. And we won’t know if any of this will actually work until we actually play the final game. Was it a big, expensive mistake? Or a great gamble with perfect lands? I do not have any idea!

But Marathon the trailer, concept art, and overall style made me more excited than I ever expected to play this upcoming extraction shooter. I’m not even a fan of the online FPS genre, but I want to see more marathon it’s so bad i’ll give it a shot. As long as I can wander around Bungie’s new incredible-looking world for a few minutes before getting killed, I’ll be happy to play and explore. marathon whenever it comes out.

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