CINEMATIC TRAILER FOR SPELLFORCE III
Cinematic trailer for Spellforce III, latest iteration of games in the Spellforce Saga, developed by Grimlore Games and published by THQ Nordic. The game is a blend of RTS and RPG and goes back to the roots of the SpellForce saga combining the RTS and RPG genre in a unique way - all in real time. The trailer offers a recap of the events by diving into history through the paintings that adorn the castle walls. Narrated by voice actor Doug Cockle, it leads up to the newest iteration in the franchise, while providing a glimpse of the battles to come.
The task was to create a 3D animated pre-rendered trailer at high quality in terms of modeled and textured details, with realistic lighting and shading. We considered various approaches including a hybrid mix of 2D parallax animation with 3D, but because of the trailer was to be unveiled at Gamescom, it needed to be epic so we full 3D meaning everything was modeled, textured, rigged and animated.