In case you didn’t tune into Spike yesterday for their annual Video Game Awards, we’ve got a first look at Halo: Reach – sans an introduction by sci-fi babe Tricia Helfer.

The video is part of the title’s opening cinematic, providing a first look at the members of the Noble Team. These Spartans are tasked with defending planet Reach from the invading Covenant. They’ve got an uphill battle.

Halo: Reach is slated for a Fall 2010 release