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Home » History of videogames » Spike TV Video Game Awards 2015 recap

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2015 recap

by Josh Hamel

Check out the full list of award winners, announcements and trailers revealed at last night’s Spike TV Video Game Awards 2015 including Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us and Dark Souls 2.

The newest trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth was unveiled first, detailing the game’s story. After the Stick of Truth is stolen by elves, Grand Wizard Cartman, Warrior Stan, Paladin Butters, Princess Kenny and High Jew Elf Kyle must get it back.

South Park: The Stick of Truth – World Premiere by SpieleReportDE

Unfortunately, the trailer for South Park, as well as most of the other games revealed, have been taken down, though you can still see them all at the VGAs official site. We will update this post as soon as the trailers are available.

The lone new IP announced at the VGAs was The Phantom Pain developed by Moby Game Studios, though there is strong evidence that points to the reveal actually being from Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, or something similar including the main character bearing a strong resemblance to Snake from the MGS series.

The Phantom Pain by milkandmolasses

A new trailer for Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic action adventure, The Last of Us, also premiered last night along with a release date of May 7, 2015.

The Last of Us – VGA 2015 Trailer by play3-live

One of the biggest surprises of the night was the announcement of Dark Souls 2, which developer From Software has confirmed is being developed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Dark Souls 2 – VGA 2015 Trailer by play3-live

A trailer for Halo 4’s Spartan Ops episodic co-op mode shown revealed it will return Jan. 21, 2015.

New footage from Square Enix’s Tomb Raider featured a sample of the transformation Lara will undergo throughout the game accompanied by a live orchestra.

A new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 also debuted at the VGAs, narrated by a vengeful Dracula.

The first DLC for Assassin’s Creed III, called The Tyranny of King Washington, was officially revealed with a brief look at the alternate history players will be able to experience.

Gears of War: Judgement, the series prequel being developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games, was also at the event with plenty of Locust shooting shown in the trailer.

Finally, new footage from the the freshly-delayed (again) Bioshock Infinite was debuted featuring the game’s combat.

You can find the full list of winners below.

Game of the Year – The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Studio of the Year – Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game – Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)

Best PS3 Game – Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

Best Wii / Wii-U Game – New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)

Best PC Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games)

Best Handheld / Mobile Game – Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games)

Best Shooter – Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

Best Action Adventure Game – Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)

Best RPG – Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)

Best Multi-Player Game – Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

Best Individual Sports Game – SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)

Best Team Sports Game – NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)

Best Driving Game – Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)

Best Fighting Game – Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus)

Best Adapted Video Game – The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Best Independent Game – Journey (thatgamecompany)

Best Graphics – Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)

Best Song in a Game – “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)

Best Original Score – Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

Best Performance By a Human Male – Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Best Performance By a Human Female – Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)

Best Downloadable Game – The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Best Social Game – You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)

Best DLC – Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios)

Most Anticipated Game – Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)

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