Have video game graphics become so amazing that you don’t even need to show off the game when you make a commercial? Is a human being enough to take the place of a video game character? Granted, we did that in the 1980s a lot also, but it seems to be a re-surging trend recently. Take this Dark Souls II live action trailer for example.
I’ll admit, there are an awful lot of shadows and armor covering the real life human underneath, but if the trailer hadn’t explicitly been called the “Live Action Trailer,” I would have easily believed any marketer who told me that was an in game model. The only dead giveaway is the fur of his cape blowing in the wind, but beyond that, its’s too close to call.
Confusing games for reality; that’s something we couldn’t do in the 1980s.
Of course, this might not be an advertisement for the game but rather just an advertisement for the event. Either way, I’m excited for any and all things Dark Souls II. It could be one of the last huge hits of the generation.
It will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2014.