Epic Games has released the cinematic launch trailer for the “action building game” Fortnite, which comes out very soon. The over-the-top trailer showcases Fortnite’s tone, which comes across as lighthearted and silly but in a charming way, too.
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Fortnite has been in the works for a long, long time. It was frst announced at the Video Game Awards in December 2011, with Cliff Bleszinski (who has since left Epic) introducing a trailer for the game. Epic CEO Tim Sweeny previously summed up Fortnite as “sort of Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead.”
When GameSpot’s Peter Brown played Fortnite he found himself won over by the game. “Epic seems to have done the impossible: it’s managed to make a game about gathering and crafting appealing to me, someone who typically avoids games built on similar foundations,” he said in his Fortnite preview.