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Fishing Planet just won best video game trailer of the summer

Oh my COD.

The people behind Fishing Planet had a problem to solve. The game, which has been out on Steam for a couple of years, comes out on PlayStation 4 on 29th August. A trailer was required. But how would they make it interesting? How would they grab the attention of all the console kids busy playing Call of Duty and FIFA.

The answer: like this.

The trailer for Fishing Planet on PS4 has it all: a Christopher Nolan-esque set-up, heavy guitar music that is definitely inappropriate for the on-screen action, slow motion will it or won't it bite fish, and of course thousands of tackle combinations. Activision, are you watching? COD could do with something like this.

There's a lot to love about the Fishing Planet trailer, but my favourite bit is when the dead-eyed fisherman poses for a photo, and the camera pulls back to reveal the photo is now in a frame on the desk in the room of a high-powered city CEO at the top of a skyscraper. It's like saying, if you play Fishing Planet and you catch a fish you're basically Tony Stark. I love it!

The video rekindles memories of one of my favourite video game videos of all time, Farming Simulator Mad Skill. Once more for the road...

I would also like to point out that the company behind Fishing Planet is called Fishing Planet LLC. They've kind of locked themselves into making fishing games forever, haven't they?

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Wesley Yin-Poole

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Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

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