Yesterday, Rose McGowan and Tricia Helfer joined Geoff Keighley for a special live taping of GameTrailers TV. The E3 2009-themed special was packed with news, some of which splashed our way from the audience.
Playstation 3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves got some face time as well, with a spokesman talking up multiplayer and confirming that the beta for the game will go live on the first day of E3.
We're also told that the upcoming Ratchet & Clank title, A Crack in Time will indeed feature time travel as a central theme in the game. Ratchet will also get a selection of new tech to play with including hover boots that will allow him to move around levels in a whole new way.
The show will also include an appearance by the the president of Infinity Ward who talked up Modern Warfare 2 and introduced a new trailer. The show also has more details on Mass Effect 2, some sort of big Madden NFL announcement and the reveal of a new game from Bethesda.
Other games being shown include Arkham Asylum, Need for Speed: Shift, Dante's Inferno, Aliens Vs. Predator and Lost Planet 2.
Sounds like this is a show you won't want to miss. The show kicks off May 28 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
The E3 invasion begins on Thursday May 28 at 11:00 PM ET/PT, when Spike TV premieres “GameTrailers TV Presents: The 2009 VGAs-E3 First Look Special” from the Los Angeles Convention Center, the site of E3 2009. Hosts Geoff Keighley and actress Rose McGowan (TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE VIDEOGAME) are joined by actress Tricia Helfer, GameTrailers.com's Amanda MacKay and Daniel Kayser, rabid video game fans, special celebrity guests and big-name game developers for world premieres of more than 15 of the most anticipated E3 games. In addition, Spike will reveal the first details about their "2009 Video Game Awards,” the biggest celebration of gaming on the planet.
Titles set to world premiere new content include: BioWare's epic sci-fi role playing game MASS EFFECT 2; the worldwide debut of RATCHET & CLANK: A CRACK IN TIME; the playable Joker in BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM; new footage from BRUTAL LEGEND starring Jack Black; the first look at DJ HERO; the debut of JUST CAUSE 2; first-person fighting in NHL 10; the realistic racing of NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT; brand new characters revealed in MARVEL: ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 2; a blockbuster MADDEN NFL 10 announcement; an exclusive new look at UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES; a preview of the E3 trailer for DANTE'S INFERNO; the first gameplay from the action-racer SPLIT/SECOND; the dark heroic fantasy of BioWare's DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS; the premiere of new level from LOST PLANET 2; the first-ever footage of ALIENS VS. PREDATOR; the gameplay premiere of the racing game BLUR from Bizarre Creations; plus new details on MODERN WARFARE 2 from Infinity Ward and more surprise reveals still to be announced.
That sounds like a truly brilliant instalment of GTTV, so many huge names are appearing and so many fans of so many games are going to be wetting themselves at the prospect of seeing this edition of the show. Can't wait.