Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:46am 13/12/10 | 21 Comments
Over the weekend, the SpikeTV Video Game Awards took place, and also played host to a few new reveals, new game trailers for heavy-hitters we know we'll be seeing next year and a few major surprises.
While we source the official trailers from publishers to locally host here on AusGamers, we thought we'd share the info dropped at the show, for anyone who wasn't at their computer over the weekend (so just hit the following links for the YouTube videos), beginning with arguably the biggest reveal - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not much info here, but the trailer is definitely tantalising and should have Elder Scrolls fans happy to know it's November, 2011 bound.
That cheeky BioWare teaser turned out to be a stylish reveal for Mass Effect 3 where it looks like Earth is going to play a major role - again, this is another 2011 release.
Naughty Dog showed off some seriously incredible footage of Nathan Drake's next adventure, which sees him desert-bound and typically against all odds once again; these guys can seriously do no wrong with this franchise - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
Batman also made a stylish appearance at the awards in a trailer that should even have Christopher Nolan standing up and taking notice of a truly better-directed Dark Knight. This trailer also revealed a new villain for Batman: Arkham City in Hugo Strange.
Not to be left out of the hype-mobile that is the SpikeTV VGAs, Insomniac showed of some actual gameplay footage for Resistance 3, which I must say is looking mighty nice.
One of the big surprises that made it out of the event was that Kratos, fresh from smashing his way through the Soul Calibur roster, would be invading NetherRealm's forthcoming Mortal Kombat reboot as a playable character.
More videos were shown, including Forza 4, Prototype 2, Thor, Insane (Guillermo Del Toro) and SSX: Deadly Descents (reveal), and as mentioned earlier in this post , we'll hopefully get all of them up and accompanied by game pages as soon as the Aussie publishers hook us up with the official goods, so stay tuned for more details and media as we chase it all up for you.