Nintendo wants you to watch The Game Awards – but what are they showing?

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Reggie Fils-Aime at The Game Awards 2017

Reggie Fils-Aime at The Game Awards 2017

Reggie’s body is ready, but yours probably won’t be at 2am (pic: The Game Awards)

There’s definitely some kind of Nintendo announcement at tonight’s Game Award, but is it Smash Bros. DLC, Metroid, Zelda, or something else?

It’s The Game Awards 2019 tonight, and by tonight we mean it doesn’t even start till 1.30am. Although on the positive side that does mean there’ll be something to take your mind off all the election news tomorrow morning, as it’s already been promised there’ll be at least 10 new game announcements.

Although there’s a good chance one of those is a new Crash Bandicoot game, and maybe a new Batman title, there haven’t been any real leaks yet, so we don’t know for sure what any of them are – but at least one must be from Nintendo.

Or at least there doesn’t seem to be any other reason they’d remind you to tune in tonight.

As if that wasn’t proof enough that they were planning to reveal something it’s also been confirmed that ex-Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime will be present as a special guest.

Also, there’s the fact that they’ve announced something – or at least shown new footage of an already confirmed game – for the last several award events.

Last year it was Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and the first DLC character (Joker from Persona 5) for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it certainly seems very likely that they could be planning to unveil the fifth character this year.

Other strong possibilities are the first gameplay footage from Bayonetta 3 or Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2, although Metroid Prime 4 is more of an outside chance as it hasn’t been that long since the project was restarted.

It could just be Animal Crossing: New Horizons – the only big name game with an actual release date at the moment – but we think they’d realise that would be seen as a bit of a disappointment.

Or it could be something completely new, which is always the most exciting option.

Not only does The Game Awards not start till 1.30am GMT but it doesn’t finish till 3.30am, so there is no point watching if you hope to get up for work in the morning.

We’ll have all the news for you in the morning though, including, hopefully, at least one major Nintendo revelation.

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