Spike TV is really lining up the exclusives for their Video Game Awards show this time round. The latest goodie they've snagged is the world premier of Rockstar Games' first Grand Theft Auto IV episode for the Xbox 360.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned will world premiere at the 2008 Video Game Awards, live Sunday December 14 at 9:00pm, ET.
The Lost and Damned will feature a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of “Grand Theft Auto IV”; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes and weapons and vehicles.
And we'll get to play it on Feb. 17 when it hits the Xbox Live.
GAMERS TO TRAVEL DOWN THE ROAD OF "THE LOST AND DAMNED" FOR THE FIRST TIME AT 2008 VGAS
Exclusive World Premiere of Rockstar Games' First "Grand Theft Auto IV" Episode to Debut at Spike's Video Game Awards
NEW YORK, NY, December 5, 2008 – Today, Rockstar Games and Spike TV announced that “Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned” will world premiere at the 2008 Video Game Awards, live Sunday December 14 at 9:00pm, ET (tape delay on West Coast).
Since its launch in April, “Grand Theft Auto IV” has garnered unprecedented praise and acclaim worldwide, with a staggering nine nominations for the 2008 Video Game Awards including "Game of the Year".
Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, “The Lost and Damned” features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of “Grand Theft Auto IV”; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music – all with the incredible production values that are the trademarks of “Grand Theft Auto”.
Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE worldwide on February 17, 2009, “Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned” requires players to have the full version of “Grand Theft Auto IV” for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE membership to download.
The sixth annual "VGAs," hosted by Jack Black, will bring together megastars from the worlds of video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more to celebrate the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year, and world premiere the hottest games of 2009 and beyond. The 2-hour extravaganza will premiere LIVE on Spike TV Sunday, December 14 at 9:00pm, ET (tape delay on West Coast) from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA.
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