Game News & Promos From The VGX Awards

By Garth Franklin Sunday December 8th 2013 03:18PM
Game News & Promos From The VGX Awards

Along with the awards, this year's Spike VGX Game Awards also unveiled a bunch of world premiere trailers and revealed a couple of key game news announcements.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
First up, the "Tomb Raider" reboot is confirmed to be coming to the PS4 & XB1 on January 28th. "Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" takes this year's reboot of the franchise remasters it - a "custom built version" for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system consoles that will run 1080p native on both consoles. Added to this is all of the DLC, digital art book/comic and extra outfits for Lara.

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series
Telltale Games, the company behind "The Walking Dead" and "The Wolf Among Us", are bringing their episodic gameplay formula to a story set in Westeros. The developers say HBO is working with the company on the project and while it will be predominantly based on the TV show, elements from 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series may also come into play.

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series
Telltale also announced another episodic, story-driven adventure, this one set in the world of the "Borderlands" video game series. Gearbox Software is providing Telltale art and sound assets for the game.

No Man's Sky
One of the most different looking games was "No Man's Sky," an indie game from British developer Hello Games who have created a first person exploration game in the mould of classic sci-fi authors.

The company made it a stipulation that boring cliches of modern gaming (space marines, dystopian landscapes) aren't featured. Instead, you have one of the biggest open worlds you'll see - the developer saying if you look up at the stars in the night sky, you can literally fly to each of those stars and the various planetary systems that orbit them.

More Trailers
Other trailers showed off new footage from already announced or previewed titles including "Titanfall," "Destiny," "Tom Clancy's The Division," "The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt," "Thief," "Quantum Break," "South Park: The Stick of Truth" along with gameplay videos from "Dying Light" and "Broken Age".