A new Extinction trailer showcases the last of the Sentinels and the world you'll (maybe) save

We know that Extinction is a game about fighting 150-foot-tall ogres, who are trying to stomp people and villages into mush. We even got some hands-on time with it last summer. But what's it really about? A new "features" trailer aims to clarify matters by providing a look at the story, combat mechanics, and some of the other things you'll be doing while single-handledly saving the world. 

The video opens with a timely reminder that Extinction will not have microtransactions before moving on to look at Avil, a Tom Hardy-looking guy with a huge sword who is both a new trainee in, and the last hope of an ancient order dedicating to preserving the legend of the Ravenii and preparing for their return. As so often seems to happen with ancient orders, however, the people have stopped paying attention and things have pretty much fallen apart, so what was presumably intended to be a comprehensive defense against an existential threat is instead just one guy with an oversized shiv. 

The promise of surprises and twists in the story sounds interesting, and the combat comes across as a lot deeper and more complex than what we've previously been shown. I think it looks quite promising, but as Samuel said a couple of weeks ago, the $59.99/£54.99 price tag is triple-A tier, and that could be a real obstacle for a relatively small studio with an unknown game.   

Extinction is scheduled for release on April 10.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.