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Here's Samuel Jackson in Halo 4 Cortana, he's not. The AI version of Samuel Jackson looks more like he should be holographically broadcast from an R2 droid. Master Chief probably won't be making a poignant bond with this loudmouth.



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Dark Souls II Debuts at the 2012 Video Game Awards Dark Souls II just got a world premiere trailer at the 2012 Video Game Awards. It's coming for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. See for yourself. Looks ... tough, and unforgiving. As usual.



UPDATE: The game will star a new hero in a new world and will have a new director, as the series' creator, Hidetaka Miyazaki, takes on a supervisor role.



Skip ahead to 2:26 to see the trailer:






Dark Souls II: VGAs Trailer


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Dark Souls II is ComingDark Souls II was just announced at the Video Game Awards. There's a grab from the game's trailer. The trailer presents a quest driven by some sort of romnace and graphics that look a great deal sharper than From Software's previous Souls efforts.



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The Last of Us from Naughty Dog was a surprise reveal at last year's Video Game Awards. This year it gets another trailer (above), and a release date—May 7, 2013.


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We knew some kind of sequel to the last Castlevania game was coming, and a new trailer shown during the VGAS offered up a ton more info. Narrated by the Belmonts' sworn eternal enemy, the clip showed Dracula recalling past glories and vowing a return to power. The teaser seemed to hint taht you'd be playing as the Prince of Darkeness. Then came cuts to an exterior show that looks a whole lot like a modern city in 2012. We'll have more info on Lords of Shadow 2 as it becomes available.



 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Resurrects Dracula in the Modern Day



 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Resurrects Dracula in the Modern Day


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 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Resurrects Dracula in the Modern DayWe knew some kind of sequel to the last Castlevania game was coming, and a new trailer shown during the VGAs offered up a ton more info.



Narrated by the Belmonts' sworn eternal enemy, the clip showed Dracula recalling past glories and vowing a return to power. The teaser seems to hint that you'll be playing as the Prince of Darkness. The trailer then cuts to an exterior shot that looks a whole lot like a modern city in 2012.



We'll have more info on Lords of Shadow 2 as it becomes available.



Skip ahead to 4:34 in the video below for the trailer:






Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2


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South Park: The Stick of Truth Gets a Hilarious Trailer, but No Release Date As irreverent and ribald as you expect South Park to be, here is the trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth, which premiered at tonight's Video Game Awards. It gives you a look at the game's playable classes, plus all sorts of cameos from the show's long run, and elsewhere. No release date, though it is expected in the spring.



Skip ahead to 4:50 in the video below for the trailer:






South Park: The Stick of Truth: VGAs Trailer


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Here's How Samuel Jackson Looks in The Walking Dead Tonight's host of the Spike Video Game Awards will be appearing in some of the games being honored tonight. First up, The Walking Dead.


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The first all-new game given a trailer at the 2012 Video Game Awards is The Phantom Pain, and it seems almost deliberately confusing and vague. That's fitting given its premise, in which a veteran awakens in a hospital after a long coma, with his left hand amputated. In come the troops hellbent on exterminating the entire hospital population, and we can only guess it goes downhill from there. See for yourself.



No platform was specified, nor any planned release date. The developer is Moby Dick Studio, which seems to be a total newcomer, too.


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Watch The 2012 Video Game Awards Live Right Here!Alright, folks. The 2012 Video Game Awards on Spike TV ain't just Sam Jackson handing out a bunch of monkeyfighting awards to some Monday-to-Friday games. In fact, one could argue that is the least interesting purpose of what is essentially an E3 keynote in December.



Gears of War: Judgment will premiere a trailer showing us stuff we haven't seen before; so will games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite. And there's always a few totally new games who get their first-ever announcement at this show, too. Rumors already are swarming as to what that could be.



Whatever comes down, you can watch all of the action here, live, on two streams—one of the show itself, the second one of the VGAs' All Access show, featuring our editor-in-chief, Stephen Totilo plus others.



Kotaku's writers will be breaking out the news as it happens in Los Angeles, with stories, videos and more once they come available. And consider the comments below your forum for gabbing about what you're seeing, loving, hating, etc. Won't you join us?




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