The recently announced Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception now has a release date: November 1, 2011.
The date was confirmed at the Spike TV Video Game Awards, held yesterday. The game’s full debut trailer was also aired, showing an isolated Nathan Drake in a vast desert (the Rub Al-Khali), as well as snippets of action from other areas. It also featured a cameo from Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
You can view the impressive trailer below. According to Naughty Dog, the trailer is “all from in-engine + actual gameplay”.
In a surprise announcement, Forza Motorsport 4 was officially revealed at yesterday’s Video Game Awards.
While the debut trailer mostly showed live racing footage, there was a small glimpse of the feature debuted at this year’s E3, where players can walk round a car and find out facts about different parts.
Though no other details, except a release window of “fall 2011″, were mentioned, it is presumed that Forza 4 will make use of both traditional racing controls and the Kinect motion sensor.
The debut trailer follows below.
Well this wasn’t much of a surprise. Prototype 2 was yesterday announced at the Spike TV Video Game Awards.
Developed by Radical Entertainment, the game will follow Sgt. James Heller on his hunt to destroy the first game’s protagonist, Alex Mercer.
The reveal trailer explains Heller’s motivations and also features substantial gameplay footage towards the end.
The game launches in 2012. No release platforms have been confirmed, but PS3,360 and PC would be a safe bet, considering that the original game appeared on all three platforms.
Announcement trailer below:
The first full trailer of Batman: Arkham City, which was announced at last year’s VGAs, was aired during this year’s show, yesterday.
The CG trailer introduces villain Professor Hugo Strange who, as it turns out, has command over not only the SWAT force, but the whole of Arkham City.
With Harley Quinn, The Riddler, Jack Ryder, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man and The Joker all also confirmed to feature, there seems to be no lack of supervillains in Arkham City.
The Rocksteady title will release next fall for PC, PS3 and 360.
Rumours of a new SSX title were confirmed yesterday, as SSX: Deadly Descents was officially unveiled at the Spike Video Game Awards.
As evidenced by the reveal trailer, it appears the title will be darker in tone compared to previous entries in the series. Real locations, like the Himalayas, will feature in the game. The use of wingsuits is also a new addition.
No release window or platforms were confirmed.
Reveal trailer below:
As promised, Guillermo del Toro stepped onto the stage at yesterday’s Spike VGAs to officially reveal “Insane”, a title he is helming with the help of THQ’s Volition Studio.
The game is still a long way out and will release in 2013.
While del Toro has previously said this of the game, “It’s horror…but it’s a very different type of horror game. It’s not survival horror. It’s truly a strange, geeky mix. It’s a Lovecraftian thing”, the reveal trailer shed very little light on the famed film director’s first video game project.
The rather strange trailer follows below:
Resistance 3, announced at Gamescom this year, will release on September 6, 2011.
The date was confirmed at the end of the title’s premiere trailer at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. The trailer offered a first look at the alternate history shooter’s gameplay, interspersed with live-action footage showing protagonist Joe Capelli and Dr. Malikov.
Resistance 3 sees the Chimera invasion in full force, hence the inclusion of so many of the aliens in the trailer.
You can view the trailer of the Insomniac Games title through here.
2 million dead in the first day. Another 7 million by the end of the first week.
The world is under attack in Mass Effect 3.
The BioWare title was officially unveiled at Saturday’s Video Game Awards. The quite brilliant reveal trailer showed a devastated London being attacked by gigantic alien machines.
The trailer also revealed that the title will release in “holiday 2011″. Although the game’s accidental listing on the EA store pointed to a 360, PC and PS3 launch, no release platforms have been confirmed.
Bethesda Softworks studio head Todd Howard officially unveiled the next installment in The Elder Scrolls series, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, during the Spike TV Video Game Awards on Saturday.
A direct sequel to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Skyrim is confirmed for a release on November 11 next year. Launch platforms were not revealed.
Bethesda has apparently been working on the game for the past two years.
The debut trailer follows below.
Uncharted 3 is definitely real, folks. As you may know by now, the game will be set in the Rub’ al Khali Desert, also known as the Empty Quarter, where Nathan Drake attempts to discover the “Atlantis of the Sands“. To give us an idea of how a desert-based Uncharted will look, Naughty Dog has released three pieces of rendered artwork, via the US PS Blog.
Here’s one of Drake next to a plane wreck (the other two can be found below).
According to Arne Meyer, Naughty Dog’s community strategist, the game won’t solely take place in the desert.
“Throughout Uncharted 3, you’ll be taken to spectacular new locations around the globe that will showcase all of the work we’ve taken on to take acclaimed physics, particle and visual effects to a new level,” he wrote.
Why, then, did the studio decide to feature the desert so prominently in Drake’s next adventure?According to creative director Amy Hennig, it was all about the “challenge”.
“When we first came up with the idea of sand, you see everyone’s eyes light up here and go, ‘Yeah, that’s going to be really hard — let’s do it!’” Hennig told Entertainment Weekly.
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells added: “We’re a bunch of nerds. We just look for something that will be a technical, artistic challenge, and allowed us to push into an area of the world and history we’ve never tapped into before.”
While the first full trailer of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will be aired at the Spike VGAs on December 11, we’ll be able to get a glimpse of the game in action during its first live demo on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on Monday, December 13.
Needless to say, we can’t wait to see the game running.