As with all Video Game related events, the Spike Video Game Awards 2011 went big and fast. In addition to the nominations and awardees of the most epic and absolute video games out this year, gamers got a taste of things to come with announcements, trailers, and the like! Read some highlights I found awesome from the event after the jump!
Of course, nabbing the "Best Adventure Game" Award category was none other than my (biased) pick for the year, Batman: Arkham City, outshining Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Uncharted 3: Drake's Fortune, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. A good feat and well-deserved accomplishment for Warner Bros. Interactive and Rocksteady Studios, whom I must say have crafted the ULTIMATE Batman sequel and experience yet for fans and gamers out there!
The game has also received awards for "Best Adapted Video Game" and "Character of the Year", with the latter award going to The Joker, voiced by the legendary Mark Hamill (aka Luke Skywalker), who's been voicing the role for almost 20 years since Batman: The Animated Series, and has since retired from it after performing such a successful run with The Clown Prince of Crime!
Of course, taking the "Game of the Year" Award was Bethesda Game Studios' baby Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... A game that needs no explanation as to why it won out. It simply is the rage and the ultimate gaming experience out there now, with no hope for a life if you're addicted to it. Heck, Bethesda also got the "Studio of the Year" Award, and that really says something.
While it didn't nail any outstanding awards, the latest Assassin's Creed took the "Gametrailers Trailer of the Year" Award, and there's a good reason why. If you haven't seen that, it's embedded in the player above. Uncharted 3 took home the Best PS3 Game Award, while NetherRealm Studios nabbed the "Best Fighting Game" trophy with the new and improved "Mortal Kombat"! You can check out more on the results by checking out Spike TV's own VGA 2011 Awards site!
Besides the awards of course, there were announcements and new trailers to be found. Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear fame made the big announcement regarding "Metal Gear Rising". Platinum Games, the studio behind Bayonetta, are the one in charges of devloping the game, while Kojima's own Kojima Productions will produce it. In fact, prior to the announcement about that fact, Kojima had a funny introduction to share, showing that he is still the beloved creator and video game guy we all know and love.:D
What perked my interest though, was the next game Naughty Dog (the studio behind the Uncharted series) would bring...
Yes, that's the title of the game, and it's a survival horror title with zombies! It looks mighty awesome from the trailer alone, so just see it and judge for yourselves!
The Spike Video Game Awards aired yesterday, December 10. For more stories on it, visit the official Spike VGA 2011 Awards site and gaming blogsite Kotaku!