The Game Awards are back for their third edition tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Host Geoff Keighley has already teased some big reveals, but what’s always more exciting is the stuff we don’t know about in advance. It’s hard to predict these sorts of announcements, but we’ve come up with the reasons we expect — and hope — will make this year’s show worth watching.
A look at Breath of the Wild
Nintendo is bringing a gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to The Game Awards. We’re pretty stoked, although Nintendo has been known to let us down at past award shows. (Remember Cranky Kong? Yeah. Sorry.)
New gameplay for Mass Effect: Andromeda
BioWare is bringing Mass Effect: Andromeda to the show this year. There’s an exclusive gameplay reveal promised, so fans should tune in for that alone.
Prey gets the spotlight
Bethesda Softworks will premiere a new gameplay look at Prey, its upcoming revamp of the creepy space station adventure.
An update for Rocket League
There’s a pre-show before the main event, which kicks off at 8:30 p.m. The folks at Psyonix will showcase a new expansion for Rocket League during this block.
Sneak peek at The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
We’ll get to see more from the third season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series during the Awards.
The premiere of new Shovel Knight content
Yacht Club Games is showing off what they’ve been working on during the pre-show as well. Fans of retro-style favorite Shovel Knight will want to tune in.
A performance from Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels, the hip-hop duo who recently contributed their talents to Gears of War 4, are the headlining act for this years Game Awards. The pair just announced their next album, so expect them to play a track off next month’s Run the Jewels 3.
Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley, hugging it out
We can only assume Keighley and Kojima will get emotional over the latter’s return to the Game Awards stage. Last year, the pair made headlines when Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain won an award, only for Keighley to announce that Konami had barred its director from collecting the trophy. Now that Kojima has gone solo, Keighley will hand him his own personal statue for his visionary career in game design.
A brand new game reveal?
Big games have premiered at The Game Awards — or VGX, back when it was on Spike TV — in the past, from No Man’s Sky to Batman: Arkham Knight. We can’t begin to predict who is bringing what with them, but we would be shocked if someone didn’t have a trailer for a never-before-seen game ready to go during the awards. We’d be just as surprised if we didn’t get at least two game announcements, if not more.
Not sure where to watch The Game Awards this year? We’ve got a list of the best options. We’ll be watching live ourselves, so catch up with the biggest announcements — and memorable moments — on Polygon during and after the show.