Get Geoff Keighley on the phone – Alan-a-Dale comes crashing in with what might possibly be the best video game trailer of the year for Appeal Studios and Nacon’s Gangs of Sherwood.
Featuring a healthy mix of live-action and gameplay footage, minstrel Alan-A-Dale tells of Gangs of Sherwood’s story and the protagonists through the power of song.
See it for yourself below – sound on!
Gangs of Sherwood | Alan-a-Dale Launch Trailer
The team did a Q&A about this one-of-a-kind character and his accompanying trailer:
Who is Alan-A-Dale and how does he fit into the legend?
“Although he’s not as well-known as other heroes from the legend such as Friar Tuck or Little John, this character is an important member of Robin Hood’s Merry Men. He plays a crucial role in the game as a narrator introducing every new adventure through a humorous puppet show, also used to speak out against Sheriff Nottingham’s tyranny.”Andrea Di Stefano
What inspired you for this trailer?
“We wanted to pay tribute to this atypical, charismatic character by creating an epic song with a medieval tone that gets stuck in your head! We were inspired by many things, including Disney’s iconic Robin Hood and Aladdin cartoons and even The Witcher.”Maxime Prevosteau
“It also made perfect sense to cast the talented artist Lenny Mark Irons as Alan-A-Dale in the trailer, since he also lent his voice to the character in the game.”Andrea Di Stefano
Will this top the stellar live action Dave the Diver Nintendo Switch launch trailer from earlier this year? Watch below and let us know what you think:
DAVE THE DIVER – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch
The game will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via both Steam and Epic Games Store on November 30.