As 2018 draws nearer and nearer to its end, numerous outlets will be handing out awards. The Game Awards, hosted for the fifth year by creator Geoff Keighley, will certainly be a popular awards show with millions of eyes tuning in to see not just accolades, but also teasers and reveals for upcoming games. With Keighley teasing that this year will feature more announcements than ever before, what do you hope to see?

As I speculated in our news coverage of the show, I think Nintendo could be prominently featured. Sony opted not to hold PlayStation Experience this year (usually scheduled for December), and SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden indicated that it’s due to in-development games not being ready for the spotlight yet. Meanwhile, Microsoft just held their own event, X018, and they seem to be focused on
preparing for the next generation. Either could be featured, but Nintendo is the safest bet to have at least one game shown.

As for what they could show off, it’s been almost a year and a half since they teased the existence of
Metroid Prime 4. That was announced as a tentative title, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see it re-revealed with its true name and gameplay footage at The Game Awards. Also possible is the rumored Star Fox Racing game from Retro Studios. And we could always get a more extensive look at recently revealed titles like Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing, which is rumored to be near-complete.

Of those options, I’d personally prefer to see
Metroid unveiled. If Nintendo really wanted to wow the audience, I’d love to see them surprise us with a double whammy. Nintendo is rumored to have a 2D Metroid in the works as well, so why not unveil both? After all, Metroid Prime and Metroid Fusion launched around the same time in 2002.

Ben Lamoreux


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