Nintendo's E3 Conference: Predictions

What we think the Japanese giant will announce

Nintendo's E3 conference is due to take place today at 9am PST (5pm GMT) and after the pretty amazing show that Microsoft put on yesterday, it's going to take something truly special to astonish the assembled throng.

We've already heard pretty solid rumours that a new Mario game is due to be announced, with the signs pointing to it being on the Wii. However, could Nintendo be lining up an instalment for the DSiWare service, or maybe even a new DS game?

Elsewhere, rumours are also floating around that a new Zelda is on the cards, although the recent confirmation of Spirit Tracks on the DS might suggest otherwise. However, the Wii is surely due a 'proper' Zelda adventure (not one build for the GameCube and then upgraded with motion control at the last minute) so who knows?

We'd like to think that Nintendo has some other surprises up its sleeve, too. Could the company be about to win back the hardcore masses with a new F-Zero? Perhaps we'll see the Kid Icarus game that was hinted at all those months ago? Or will Fox McCloud come out of retirement, hop into his Arwing and take off in another Star Fox episode?

With less than an hour to go, all will be revealed soon. In the meantime, why not post up your own predictions in the comments form below?