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New Ready Player One trailer offers new look both in and out of the OASIS

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Ready Player One’s newest trailer takes us deep into the heart of virtual reality as well as the grim reality outside of it, further proving why the movie is shaping up to be one of 2018’s biggest films.

Based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts, an impoverished 18-year-old who would rather spend the bulk of his time playing a popular MMORPG OASIS. As the new trailer reveals, upon learning that the game’s mysterious creator, James Halliday, has died and hidden his fortune somewhere inside the game, Watts goes head-to-head with a number of other players in a race to decipher the riddles and find Halliday’s treasure before others can.

In addition to revealing the coveted easter egg, the new trailer also shows a number of additional pop culture references and character cameos that’ll appear in the movie, including Tracer from Overwatch, Chun-Li from Street Fighter, and as discovered by Wario64, possibly the Battletoads, too.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg, who debuted the first trailer for the movie at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer. Spielberg first acknowledged he was involved with the project in 2015, nearly five years after Warner Bros. acquired the rights to Cline’s book.Production on the movie finally began in late 2016.

Ready Player One, which stars T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance, will be released on March 30, 2018.