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'The Division' trailer: A stunning look at the apocalypse

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The Division Trailer

Many of the best videogame trailers don’t actually feature anything that will appear in the ultimate game. Indeed, some trailers are specifically designed to obscure unfinished-or-just-terrible gameplay. (Three years later, it’s possible to consider the actual Dead Island game an unsatisfying spinoff of the fantastic Dead Island trailer.)

But even granting a healthy amount of skepticism, attention must be paid to the trailer for Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division, which takes a common theme (pandemic apocalypse hits New York!) and gives it a distinctive, bleak, fascinating new spin. Check it out:

And as a bonus, here’s the trailer for Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a trailer which combines World War I and a cute dog into some kind of perfect Frankenstein’s Monster of tearjerking: