Last year, the Spike TV Video Game Awards played host to a number of big game announcements, including reveals of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Prototype 2, Mass Effect 3, Insane, SSX (then titled SSX: Deadly Descents), and more. This year's show is just over a month away and a few morsels regarding forthcoming reveals have already been spilled.
Geoff Keighley, Spike TV executive producer and host, took to his Twitter feed earlier today to share a few details about some of the big reveals in store for this year's awards.
After being almost completely missing in action since its unveiling at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Metal Gear Solid: Rising may be set to make a return. Keighley said on Twitter that "the truth" about the game will be revealed during this year's VGAs.
The VGAs will also play host to the return of Alan Wake. Remedy franchise development chief Oskari Hakkinen acknowledged the existence of an Alan Wake follow-up earlier this year, and Keighley indicated that the writer's return will be highlighted at the show. Finally, he said BioWare is also slated to tease a new game from a new studio at the event.
The 2011 VGAs takes place on December 10 and will be broadcast live on Spike TV and MTV2, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific.
[UPDATE] Microsoft has issued an update with further details on the forthcoming release. Xbox Live director of programmingLarry "Major Nelson" Hryb clarified via his own Twitter account that the new Alan Wake will be a "fully stand-alone experience" and released via Xbox Live. There is no official word on a release window, but the previously cited report targeted fall 2011.