In a move that actually makes quite a bit of sense, the marketers of Super 8 have managed to weasel an interactive “trailer” into the video game Portal 2, a first-person action/puzzle solving game. Since “action/puzzle-solving” also very well describes virtually every J.J. Abrams project, it seems that this a pretty decent little match made here.
The interactive clip allows the user to walk through and investigate the train from which an alien disappeared. There have been no shortage of clues and hints given in the released materials to date, so if you’re inclined, check out the video and see if you can’t figure out what the hell this movie is all about. If you’re not inclined, but go absolutely bananas for voiceovers that mimic the NPR style but with adorable accents, well you might be on board with this as well.