Epic prepping 'fresh, new' game reveal for VGAs

Design director Cliff Bleszinski promises "big announcement" from flagship studio at Spike TV awards show later this week.

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The 2011 Video Game Awards are shaping up to be as much about game announcements as honoring the year's crowning achievements. Following on from teasers for a new BioWare project, a new Alan Wake project, and the as-yet-unattached Last of Us, Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has confirmed that his studio will have a "big announcement" to share at this year's show.

Expect something new from Epic's Gears of War studio.
Expect something new from Epic's Gears of War studio.

"2011 marks the 20th anniversary for Epic as a studio, and while we've been busy supporting Gears of War and Infinity Blade, we have something new in store for you," Bleszinski said in a Spike TV teaser video. "It's an entirely fresh and new experience we've been crafting here in our North Carolina studio."

Epic's Cary, North Carolina, studio is responsible for the company's biggest franchises, including Gears of War and Unreal Tournament. The developer is coming off Gears of War 3, which closed out the franchise's first story arc on a high note in September. Epic's Chair Entertainment studio released Infinity Blade II for iOS devices last week.

The 2011 VGA ceremony takes place on December 10 and will be broadcast live on Spike TV and MTV2, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific.

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