Trailer leaks for 38 Studios MMO 'Copernicus'

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 10, 2012 6:00am PDT

With 38 Studios shut down by massive debts, we'll never get to play its Kingdoms of Amalur MMORPG codenamed Project Copernicus. However, leaks have given us screenshots and, now, a trailer, so if we squint real hard we can perhaps pretend.

Kotaku has the non-embeddable trailer, so head on over to watch it.

"This teaser video was a work in progress, from the illustrations to the game footage to the audio," former creative director Steve Danuser clarified on his blog. "It was a rough cut to get the pacing right; pretty much every asset would have been reworked or replaced by the time it went final."

He explained that the finished trailer would've been released when the MMO was officially announced. "It likely would have been accompanied by a video of gameplay footage, or possibly with a live hands-on demo depending on when and where it was first revealed," he said.

Danuser added, "Seeing this video posted online gives me a mix of emotions. On the one hand, I love this teaser and am very proud of the work it represents. On the other hand, it makes me sad to be faced once more by what could have been."

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