Nintendo fans now have a great reason to tune in for this year’s The Game Awards, as Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aimé has confirmed that a special announcement will be made during the event.
While the tease in question from Fils-Aimé occurred back in June during E3, his comment recently resurfaced on Twitter via Boundary Break creator Shesez and Geoff Keighley, host of The Game Awards.
As seen in the clip below shared by Shesez, Keighley joked with the Nintendo president that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s December 7th release date would steal the thunder of the awards show, which is set to take place on Thursday, December 6th. However, Fils-Aimé teased that Nintendo has another trick up its sleeve to make the ceremony newsworthy. “So we need to do something special on your show,” he said. “You’ll see.”
Going to make this real easy to figure out why Nintendo fans should probably tune into the game awards this year pic.twitter.com/LIip2CulLt
— Shesez🎦 (@BoundaryBreak) December 1, 2018
The clip was also retweeted by Keighley, so it seems that fans are in for a treat on Thursday. What Nintendo has planned is anyone’s guess, but there are a few possibilities to consider. First and foremost, we could finally receive a proper teaser for Metroid Prime 4. Since the game’s initial reveal during E3 2017, updates have been scarce apart from the reveal that Bandai Namco Singapore has been developing the title. However, in September Keighley posted a photo with Fils-Aimé that suggested Metroid would make an appearance during The Game Awards this year.
Another possibility would be more about PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta 3. It was during last year’s Game Awards ceremony that Nintendo revealed that the Switch exclusive was in development, so it would be fitting to get a lengthier trailer a year later during the same event. There’s also a chance that Nintendo could announce one of the DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate since the company has confirmed it knows the five characters that will be heading into battle down the line.
Still, knowing Nintendo, anything could happen. Fans will just have to wait and see what happens during the awards show, which will air on December 6th at 6 p.m. PT.
Source: Shesez on Twitter