The Spike Video Game Awards have been replaced with VGX, an "all-day live multi-platform gaming event," to debut Saturday, Dec. 7. Details for the show were confirmed Tuesday including several world premiere trailers for PS4, Xbox One and PC titles like The Witcher 3 and Xbox exclusives like Titanfall and Quantum Break. Additionally, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be on hand and there will be a special music performance based on the soundtrack from Grand Theft Auto V.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will be on hand to present "a new look at an upcoming Wii U game," according to a press release received. The struggling console could use the marketing help and some are suspecting that this could be a reveal for either Super Smash Bros. or, more of a long shot, a new Zelda game.
There will also be several world premieres for already announced games such as Titanfall, Quantum Break, Broken Age, Dying Light, Tom Clancy's The Division, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The three-hour live event will be broadcast starting at 6 p.m. EST / 3 p.m. PST on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Twitch, Hulu, Yahoo, Spike.com, ComedyCentral.com, MTV.com, MTV2.com, BET.com, GameTrailers.com and VGXLIVE.com. Meanwhile, Trey Parker and Matt Stone will appear on stage to give a sneak peek at more of South Park: The Stick of Truth which was recently delayed to March 2014.
"For years gamers have been telling us to focus on content over celebrity," said Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent Development & Studio Relations, Viacom Entertainment Group. "We are stripping away anything that takes time away from world premieres and interviews with the community of game developers that the fans want to hear from. We are also thrilled to be working with Rockstar Games to present the music of Grand Theft Auto V in a performance you won't see anywhere else."
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