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A new press release sent out by Spike TV reconfirms Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime’s appearance at VGX 2013 this weekend. He’ll be “presenting a new look at an upcoming Wii U game.”

Is that a reference to an already-announced Wii U game? Or something brand new? The announcement doesn’t say, though the wording sort of points to the former.

VGX 2013 will air this Saturday at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT.

Source: Spike TV PR

During the latest GT.TV, Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime teased some kind of showing from the Big N at VGX. He said, “We may be making an appearance, we may have something special. We’ll see.”

There’s already been plenty of speculation as to what Nintendo has in store. Interestingly, it sounds like Reggie himself will be appearing at the awards show.

Geoff Keighley, who is leading the efforts on VGX, tweeted the following earlier today:


Update: Over. Full roundup below!

A couple of folks have expressed interest in Nintendo Everything keeping track of the latest GT.TV as it happens. Nintendo will be showing off new footage/levels from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Reggie as well as Bill Trinen will be appearing.

I’ve decided to create a live-blog type thing, so we’ll have updates (below) throughout the show as they come in. GT.TV starts just after 1 AM ET – expect updates to begin then and last for a half hour or so. We’ll also post the full show when it becomes available later today.


– Reggie’s pitch for the holidays: all about software
– Says Nintendo has Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty
– Only place where you can play the great Nintendo franchises
– Reggie says games like Super Mario 3D World, Smash Bros., Mario Kart will have a fantastic sales curve over time
– Reggie says these games will be in the top ten selling games across all platforms this gen
– Reggie: in the end, software sells hardware
– 3DS the best-selling system past 5 months in a row
– Reggie says this is because of the software
– Reggie is feeling good about Wii U’s software lineup next year
– He’s confident Nintendo has strong software Nintendo has already announced + in development
– Reggie: Large, diverse install base and an opportunity to drive sales motivates third-party support
– Reggie says Nintendo is working on a lot more with Wii U NFC
– Reggie once again says putting games on mobile doesn’t make much sense, especially for the player since it’s not as good an experience
– Reggie says Nintendo will be different by having a steady of pace of games for Wii U/3DS, marketing throughout the entire year
– Reggie admits Nintendo was a bit quiet in the first half of this year in terms of marketing, won’t make the same mistake in 2014
– Nintendo has something for everyone
– Reggie teases something for VGX (December 7)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

– First big game for Wii U next year
– Jolly Jamboree level
– Jelly blobs bounce you
– Enemy characters bounce as well, flip in the air
– Jolly Jamboree is one of the later levels
– 6 islands
– Go from island to island
– Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong trying to take back the island from the Snomads
– “Kong Pow” – collect 100 bananas, fill up meter, then the players need to time the C button press at the same time to get the new ability to work
– This destroys all enemies on screen
– Transforms them into items
– Items depend on which buddy character you’re playing as (Dixie, Diddy, etc.)
– Dixie: transforms them into golden hearts
– Each golden heart gives you an extra hit before turning into a red heart
– If playing by yourself, can still do a Kong Pow
– In single-player, you’re in control of both characters
– First level back on DK Island: Homecoming Hijinx
– All completely frozen
– Will see little hints that may remind you of the first level from Donkey Kong Country Returns
– All levels on DK Island are different this time
– Bill Trinen says the levels are quite challenging in the game
– Ice has frozen elements in the environment
– Jump on platforms and cause ice to crack/break
– Platforms will break off, other elements will start to collapse
– Plucking ability: pull things out of the ground which triggers different elements in the environment
– Enhanced ability to pick up and throw objects around
– Big change with the camerawork
– This lets Retro do different things with the minecart levels in particular

VGX nominees announced

Posted on 10 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii, Wii U | 13 Comments

The full listing of VGX nominees has gone live. You can find the full listing after the break. Voting can be done here.

Game of the Year

BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Mario 3D World
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

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The official VGX website reveals a few more details about the upcoming show.

This year, the newly-renamed video game awards event will be streamed online. You’ll be able to watch the proceedings on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Twitch, iOS and Android devices, and globally on, Hulu, Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app and Viacom properties,,, and

Video game fans can expect the typical world-premiere trailers and announcements, along with game demos, one-on-one interviews, and panels in an “intimate studio setting.”

VGX can be watched on December 7 at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT. Spike TV will air highlights of the show as “VGX Replay” on December 9 at midnight.

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Spike TV will once again be hosting its annual video game awards show. This year, though, it’ll come with a new name: VGX.

Geoff Keighley says the show will come with “an expanded digital footprint plus TV coverage on Spike.”

You’ll be able to watch VGX on December 7. The time is set for 6 PM ET, as announced during Spike’s PS4 All Access event a short while ago.


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