With the VGX video game awards this weekend, suspense and speculations are swirling throughout the gaming community.
Microsoft has already come out the gate mentioning that they will show new Titanfall footage, as well as Quantum Break, a game many of us are still curious about. Also at VGX, there will be new footage for South Park: The Stick of Truth, Broken Age, Dying Light, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. To the delight of Square Enix fans, there will be two new trailers! Many predict that one of them will be Tomb Raider related. How exciting!
Nintendo is choosing to be the most secretive, with Reggie Fils-Aime teasing his appearance and a “big announcement” coming to VGX. Many Nintendo fans are speculating it could be a brand new IP, a more likely announcement of a new Super Smash Brothers character, or could it be…the long awaited…..Zelda U? I am hoping for the latter but also trying to keep my expectations in check. Nintendo has their way of pulling out the right cards at the least expected times.
Regardless of what the announcement is, Fils-Aime has owned up to the Wii U having a “quiet” year in 2013, and says Nintendo is “not going to be making that same mistake in 2014,” so it is an exciting time for Nintendo and VGX could be exactly what they need to jump start the Wii U’s redemption!
Let’s not forget the awards! We have big hitters going up for Game of The Year this year with: Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us, and Tomb Raider! My pick is The Last of Us, what is yours? Check out the rest of the nominees at http://www.spike.com/vgx.
Be sure and tune in to the VGX video game awards on Spike, or watch it streamed online on VGXLIVE.com, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Spike.com, GameTrailers.com, Hulu, and Twitch December 7th starting at 6pm EST / 3pm PST.