Batman: Arkham City, Mortal Kombat and Bastion Win Big at VGA Awards

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment won eight awards at Spike TVs 2011 Video Game Awards (VGAs) which premiered live Saturday, December 10th.

Batman: Arkham City, the critically acclaimed videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, was honoured with four awards: Best Action Adventure Game, Best Xbox 360 Game, Character of the Year, and Best Adapted Video Game. The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum . Batman: Arkham City currently stands as one of the highest reviewed games of 2011 on Metacritic.com where it is ranked #1 and #3 for PlayStation3 and Xbox 360, with average review scores of 96 and 94, respectively.

Bastion, the downloadable action role-playing game developed by Supergiant Games, won three awards: Best Downloadable Game, Best Original Score and Best Song in a Game. The game features lush and imaginative artwork, as well as an innovative reactive narration system that responds to players’ actions in real time.

Mortal Kombat, the most brutal instalment of the landmark fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, won the award for Best Fighting Game. Mortal Kombat is a triumphant return to the classic arcade series that offers over-the-top fatalities and wince-inducing X-ray moves. The title has gone on to sell more than three million units worldwide, making it the most successful console game for the iconic franchise to date.

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