It's almost that time of the year again: the run-up to the Video Game Awards and the inevitable announcements of new games as Call of Duty steals some Best Character award from a game that actually has characters. First of all a new Alan Wake title (i.e., not a direct sequel and likely the rumored downloadable Night Springs title [Jim Reilly has just confirmed it is an XLBA title]) will debut at this year's award show.
A new franchise from a new BioWare studio is also set to be announced. While meeting the BioWare doctors at Eurogamer Expo this year, they were on their way to Ireland to see the "new" office. BioWare already has a customer support office at Galway in Ireland (BioWare Ireland) so this new IP might be from yet another studio, or perhaps it is being developed by secret hidden ninjas at Galway after all.
Finally, Metal Gear Solid: Rising will get a full reveal; remember that game? Game Informer will have some teaser images for these games in its December issue and on its website next Monday. The VGAs themselves will air December 10 at 8 p.m. EST on Spike TV, Spike.com and MTV2.
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