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 Arkham City, L.A. Noire  lead 2012 BAFTA Awards nominations

Arkham City, L.A. Noire lead 2012 BAFTA Awards nominations

February 16, 2012 | By Mike Rose




The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for its British Academy Video Games Awards, with Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire picking up eight nominations each.

Both games are up for the Best Game award, while Arkham City has been nominated for Best Action Game and L.A. Noire is looking to take home the award for Game Innovation.

Uncharted 3 and LittleBigPlanet are also up for multiple awards, with six nominations each, while Portal 2 and The Elder Scrolls: V: Skyrim are nominated in five categories.

The awards are due to take place on Friday 16 March at the London Hilton, and will also include the winner of the Game Award, revealed earlier this month.

The full list of categories and nominees are as follows:

Best Action Game
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Artistic Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LitteBigPlanet 2
Raymans Origins
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Audio Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
The Nightjar
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Best Game
Batman: Arkham City
FIFA 2012
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game
Bastion
Eufloria
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire
Monstermind
RIFT

Best Design
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim

Best Family Game
Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation
Bastion
Child of Eden
From Dust
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

Online: Browser
Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Monstermind
Resistance 3
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
The Sims Social

Online: Multiplayer
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dark Souls
Gears of War 3
LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Best Performer
Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) - L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) - Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) - LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) - Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) - Total War: SHOGUN 2

Best Sports/Fitness Game
Dance Central 2
DiRT 3
Fl 2011
FIFA 2012
Kinect Sports 2
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Best Story
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

Best Strategy Game
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Total War: SHOGUN 2

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award
Dreamweaver
Joust!
Tick Tock Toys

GAME Award of 2011
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
FIFA 2012
L.A Noire
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception


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