There are several reasons to tune into the Spike TV Video Game Awards next week. One of them is the coolness that is Samuel L. Jackson.

But they should also be blowing the lid off a few surprises and announcements, and that includes the unveiling of a new character in Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated The Last Of Us .

As GTTV host Geoff Keighley Tweeted :

"Meet a new LAST OF US character and so much more one week from tonight at VGAs on Spike."

It could be the female character seen to the right in the provided pic; I don't recall seeing her in any previous footage. We've also already met Bill, who was on display in a fantastic cut-scene in which Ellie showed off her spunky side. As for the VGAs, they will air on December 7 at 9:00 p.m. EST on Spike TV; they will also be available on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s,,, and Xbox LIVE. And you know, it's tough to disagree with most of the nominees ; gotta love Journey getting seven nods.

Related Game(s): The Last Of Us