New Planetside 2 Trailer Thrills Gamers At Gamescom 2012

The anticipation hung in the air at Gamescom 2012 on Wednesday, August 15 when Sony Online Entertainment premiered the new POWER trailer for Planetside 2. Those in attendance at the world’s largest gaming fair in Cologne, Germany were thrilled by the latest video for the long awaited first person shooter. Building on the excitement generated on July 25, 2012 at the 2012 China Digital Entertainment Expo Conference, the latest Planetside 2 CGI spectacular gloriously reveals more about the intense battle being waged on the planet Auraxis between The Terran Republic, The New Conglomerate, and The Vanu Sovereignty.

In addition to the latest Planetside 2 video, Sony Online Entertainment will be offering the lucky gamers who is at Gamescom 2012 an opportunity to actually play the new game. SOE has installed 48 game stations at their booth, and, on August 16 and August 17, players will be able to get some hands-on experience with Planetside 2. The game stations will be available at 5:45 am to 6:15 am EDT (11:45 am to 12 :15 pm CET) and 9:45 am to 10:15 am EDT (3:45 pm to 4:15 pm CET) on both days. Rounding out the festivities, Planetside 2 creative director Matt Higby will be giving a presentation on Planetside 2 from the main stage on Thursday.

According to our friends at SOE:

“Sony Online Entertainment today released POWER, an all-new gameplay trailer for their highly anticipated massively multiplayer first-person shooter, PlanetSide®2, at Gamescom 2012. The POWER trailer showcases the enormous continents, massive and intense gameplay, and striking visuals players can expect to see on the planet of Auraxis in the award-winning upcoming shooter.”

Planetside 2 offers gamers the opportunity to join one of the three factions and paticipate in the continuing struggle for dominance over the planet and its inhabitants. Players will be equipped with some of the most amazing weapons, armor, and technology ever seen in a MMOFPS. The combat will available for every style of play from single player to squad level engagements and even all out massive battles between thousands of other players.

Closed Beta for Planetside 2 began last week, after a last minute delay for fine tuning. Players can still sign up for an invitation to the beta on the Planestside 2 website. As has been the case with many of the newest online games, Planetside 2 will be free to play. SOE has not announced an official release date yet, but be sure to check back often with for all the latest on this dynamic, action packed game. Make your source for all the important news and information that gamers need and demand.