Otherland announcement trailer is out of this world

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:33 GMT By Stace Harman

What’s 260 seconds long and goes a bit mental after the first 20 seconds? Why, that’ll be the new trailer outlining an outlandish new free-to-play MMO based on the books of Tad Williams, of course. Video below.

Looking a bit like the craziest dream that the craziest person might have had after drinking crazy juice, the Otherland trailer shows off numerous game worlds, themes and demented looking inhabitants. It also looks very pretty, thanks to it being powered by the ubiquitous Unreal Engine 3.

Its premise is one of virtual reality – which explains the varied themes running throughout – and it will continue the storyline of the books, according to an interview that IGN has posted with the developers.

Check out the trailer, paying particular attention to the decidedly dodgy looking chap at 2:40.

Otherland is set for a PC release in 2012.

Thanks, Massively and RPS.