UPDATE ONE: We’re now just minutes away from the start of The Game Awards 2018, including new announcements concerning Fortnite Battle Royale.
TGA 2018 will have a number of new game reveals, with fans hoping for an update on the Nintendo Switch’s Metroid Prime 4.
The Game Awards 2018 begin at 1:30am in the UK and will also include a Far Cry announcement from Ubisoft.
ORIGINAL: The Game Awards 2018 is going to feature a new reveal for Fortnite fans on all platforms.
The annual event is being hosted by Geoff Keighley and will have some top new announcements thrown in with the usual celebrations.
A big group of developers and publishers will be showing off their latest projects, including Epic Games.
In the UK, The Game Awards 2018 is scheduled to begin on Friday, December 7 at around 1:30am.
Fans will be able to watch is on the usual platforms, with Twitch likely to be one of the most popular.
New games are expected to be revealed, while the likes of Fortnite, and Far Cry New Dawn expected to take centre stage.
The Game Awards 2018 is set to includes news for Fortnite fans
The Game Awards 2017 saw Epic Games announce the popular 50v50 LTM mode.
And it looks like another big reveal is primed for TGA 2018.
Epic’s Nick Chester has revealed that Fortnite creative is NOT what was planned for The Game Awards 2018.
The new mode is something that could have easily fit the bill as a big reveal for The Game Awards.
What we do know is that The Game Awards 2018 will be the place for the big announcement, with Chester telling fans on Twitter:
“Oh, and this is not the thing we have at The Game Awards. So be sure to check that out tomorrow night, too”.
A new tie-in could be in the works and would be another good fit for a reveal during the awards show.
It’s been rumoured that a Wreck-It-Ralph LTM is planned for Fortnite, so this could be what gets revealed at The Game Awards 2018.
Rumours of a Fortnite Wreck-It-Ralph LTM surfaced after the Disney character was spotted on the cinema screen located on the Battle Royale map.
The Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks The Internet, was released last month.
So a Fortnite LTM might be the perfect way to promote the Disney movie that’s set within the world of video games.
Another big rumour is that a new Metroid Prime Trilogy is being released for Nintendo Switch.
And not only will it launch next year but it will also be shown off during the Game Awards 2018.
It should be noted that most of this information comes from a rogue listing and could, therefore, be wrong.
From what was posted online, the Metroid Prime Trilogy will include Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
This bundle would reportedly be released in February 2019 and be made available to Nintendo Switch owners.
There are also hopes of a new Metroid Prime 4 trailer being shown during the Game Awards tonight.
Metroid Prime 4 was announced during E3 last year with only a logo shown for the game.
Since then the House of Mario has not revealed any more on the Nintendo Switch title, with fans still awaiting in-game images and footage.
But that could all be about to change at the Game Awards 2018 later this week.
The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley tweeted: “We have such an incredible show coming together for next week.
“More than 10 new games will be announced for the first time during #TheGameAwards plus updates on existing titles too.
“We will share some teases in the days to come.”
The Game Awards 2018 kicks off tonight
The Avengers project, being helmed by Square Enix, is one highly anticipated game that not much is known about it.
Square Enix revealed a short teaser trailer on the Avengers game back at the start of 2017 but since then not much has been revealed on it.
It was thought the Japanese gaming giant would give a big update on their Avengers game at E3, but that came and passed without any news.
However, that could all be about to change soon – with the Avengers game rumoured to appear at the upcoming Game Awards 2018.
The Russo Brothers, the directors of Avengers Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4 movie, will be appearing at The Game Awards.
With a rumoured Avengers 4 trailer about to launch soon also, it seems like now is a good time to also reveal more on the Avengers game.
Revealing more on these two projects around the same time would surely create plenty of buzz for the Marvel blockbuster and upcoming PS4 game.