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More exclusives for Spike Video Game Awards

American award ceremony could feature more than a dozen previously unseen games

Ongoing reports suggest that the forthcoming Spike Video Game Awards (VGAs) are set to reveal even more new titles for the first time, including a new Star Wars game, as the annual event widens its focus to become a multipurpose industry event.

Although the show has previously been criticised for its focus on celebrities rather games, as well its populist award nominations, this year's event is set to feature more new game announcements and unveilings than many major trade show events.

The first official footage of Halo: Reach has already been confirmed as one of the major draws, with "more than 12" other world premieres also promised by organisers.

Video footage leaks from earlier in the week suggest that this will include a new Spec Ops title from Take-Two and a tie-in to forthcoming movie Tron Legacy.

Twitter comments from US journalist Geoff Keighley also claim that a new Star Wars game announcement will be made by LucasArts, following earlier rumours that the company is ramping up development on a new game.

Previous to the Star Wars rumours Keighley's Twitter page also suggested that there were "around 10 games still unannounced", with further revelations expected next week after US Thanksgiving celebrations.

Although it has traditionally seen little recognition outside of the US, the 2009 awards will be broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide. The two-hour long show will first be show live on Spike TV on Saturday, December 12 at 8pm ET/PT.

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David Jenkins