There are only a handful of third-party developers who can create genuine excitement by teasing a game announcement. Valve. Blizzard. Bioware. Have a peek at Bioware’s newest project before it’s announced during the Spike Video Game Awards:

An observant Joystiq commenter noticed that the sniper rifle on display looks identical to the M-29 Incisor Rifle from Mass Effect 2. Is that a hint, a mistake, or Bioware throwing chum into the waters to start a nerd frenzy?

I think we can all rule out Jade Empire, but we’re still pulling for an Elcor stealth FPS. Insincere endorsement: watch the Spike VGA awards on December 11th for the big reveal.