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Preparations for E3 2016 are in full swing, and among the event’s many adornments in downtown Los Angeles are banners announcing the return of The Game Awards on December 1st, 2016. Geoff Keighley, the producer and host of the award show, reiterated the announcement via twitter today.

The Game Awards were established in 2014, and were positioned as a more respectful and sincere celebration of video games than the various shows that preceded them. So far, they have proven to be just that, and have already become a year-end fixture that honors the hardest working teams and individuals in the industry and also serve as a platform for high profile game reveals and demonstrations.

Nintendo has been a key contributor and recipient at The Game Awards in both 2014 and 2015. It has earned accolades for many of its first party offerings, debuted and showcased major upcoming releases, and paid tribute to its lost leader, Satoru Iwata, at the show. Hopefully that trend continues into this year’s show, which will happen within mere months of the launch of Nintendo’s new console, codenamed NX.


This year, The Game Awards joins a new award ceremony (also organized by Keighley), The Kids’ Game Awards. No firm date has been set for the show yet, but here’s everything we know about the new event.

Stay tuned to Nintendo Inquirer for news on both events, as Keighley has promised more information to come later this Summer.

Game Awards 2014 image source.

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Written by Brittin Shauers

Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.