With legions of fans waiting to jump back into Chell’s spring heels and pick up an Aperture portal gun, Valve has delivered the goods once again with Portal 2, giving players the level design, puzzles and top-notch script they craved. But Valve went one step further, delivering an interactive trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 as an extra on the PC version. I couldn’t find it on my PS3 copy (… yet) so I’m not sure if it’s packed in with console ports or not (the PS3 version comes with a code for a PC/MAC download of the game through Steam for “cloud” integration for save files, so there’s that). The short “game” places you on a train as a passenger and allows you to witness the crash from the theatrical trailer. Kotaku posted a play-through with a commentary which you can check out beyond the break.
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.