This last week Spike hosted the Video Game Awards. Along with a great show, a plethora of games were announced that are making gamers look forward to sequels in the worst way possible. If you missed the VGA’s don’t worry, I’m here to re-cap what was shown and a small break down of each game, so let’s get started.
inSane: Due out in 2013, Guillermo del Toro’s sick and twisted world is coming to consoles. Planned to be a trilogy, del Toro, wants to give gamers a game where decisions that they make in game will question their own morals. Not much else is known yet about inSane yet but as soon as we find out more, we’ll definitely inform you.
Thor: Sega’s bringing out the hammer, Mjolnir to be exact, in Thor the video game. The god of thunder will be exploring the Norse mythological world battling legendary foes like Ulik, Yamir, and forest giants, and trolls. Due out Summer 2011, Thor will be lighting up the Xbox 360, Wii, DSi, and Playstation 3.
SSX: Deadly Descent: EA’s resurrecting a old favorite SSX. From what we saw the SSX series is stepping away from the animated style and going with a more serious feel. Winged suits and helicopters seemed to be introduced into the game to help players dominate the numerous and fierce mountain ranges.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Bethesda and Gamebryo dropped a huge sequel bomb. Elder Scrolls V will be a direct sequel to 2006’s Oblivion. Skyrim, home of the Nords that was mentioned in past games will now be playable come November 11, 2011.
Protoype 2: Murder your maker… That seems to be the big theme in Protoype 2. You play as infected Sgt. James Hellen, who’s out for Alex Mercer’s head. Scour the infested New York streets in search of your maker, while doing so become the ultimate weapon.
Batman Arkham City: Professor Hugo Strange, warden of Arkham City, knows a dirty little secret about Batman, but the Dark Knight has other worries at hand. The walled off city within Gotham is restless with the criminals of the old asylum along with new ones entering all the time. Behind the curtains of convicts, Two Face plots hes devious plan to execute Catwoman somewhere in the lovely little town of Arkham City.
Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception: Nathan Drake is back and this time around he’s looking for the lost city of Iram. With the help of Sully, they’ll travel through the Arabian peninsula and the Rub’ al Khali desert searching for treasures come November 1, 2011.
Forza Motorsport 4: A new year comes with new innovations and new cars. Xbox 360’s kicking it into gear with Forza Motorsport 4, giving fans a deeper look into cars that they dream of driving with the power of Kinect.
Resistance 3: The world is fighting to survive the invasion. Four years after Resistance 2 dishonorably discharged Sentinel Joseph Capelli jumps back into battle against the Chimeran to protect his family from the alien onslaught.
Portal 2: It may have been delayed but we all know a good game should be released in it’s entirety to make it worth your wild. Portal 2 takes players back to the Aperature Science Labs to face GLaDOS a few hundred years after the first Portal game. Let’s just hope the cake isn’t as old as the lab.
Mortal Kombat: Mortal Kombat is back with a huge twist. The story of MK I, II, and III will be retold and replayed differently. How you ask? Moments before being killed by Shao Kahn, Raiden sends a message back in time to himself warning him of a disastrous event. Doing so changes the path that was originally laid out in the MK series and some how introducing Kratos into the mix.
Mass Effect 3: The Earth is in trouble and Commander Shepard is the only man that may be able to take on the important mission of rallying civilizations around the galaxy to defend what’s left of Earth.