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08/16/2016
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

No. 29 / August 2016, Cologne

The decision has been taken: The jury comprising of representatives of German and international media companies and gaming communities have selected the nominees. Prior to this over 200 entries had been submitted to the gamescom award office. More than 40 new products have ultimately qualified for the final round of the gamescom award 2016. This year, winners will be distinguished in a total of 24 categories. The exhibitors and visitors of gamescom (17 to 21 August 2016) are now eagerly waiting to see, who will be able to take the coveted trophy home with them after the festive award ceremony on the social media stage (Hall 10.1) on Friday, 19 August, 6:00 p.m. Only a game that has also won a category can claim the "best of gamescom award". The gamescom ‘Most Wanted’ consumer award will also be conferred. With immediate effect and up until Friday, 19 August 2016, 3:00 p.m. fans and visitors of gamescom can vote for their favourites via the official gamescom app

These are the nominees for the gamescom award 2016:

A. category group: gamescom global awards

gamescom award for Best Add-on / DLC

•             Destiny: Rise of Iron (Activision Blizzard)

•             Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prolouge (Square Enix)

•             LEGO Dimensions (Warner Bros.)

gamescom award for Best Preview/Vision

•             Dishonored 2: Das Vermächtnis der Maske (Bethesda)

•             Horizon - Zero Dawn (Sony)

•             Watch Dogs 2     (Ubisoft)

gamescom award for Best Booth

A separate nomination for booth-concepts does not take place. All submitted concepts and all concepts suggested by the gamescom award office are automatically nominated.

B. category group: Platform

Best Console Game Sony Playstation 4

•             Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix)

•             FIFA 17 (Electronic Arts)

•             Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

•             For Honor (Ubisoft)

•             Gran Turismo Sport (Sony)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

•             For Honor (Ubisoft)

•             Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)

•             Gears of War 4  (Microsoft)

•             ReCore (Microsoft)

•             Sea of Thieves   (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo WiiU

•             Skylanders Imaginators (Activision Blizzard)

•             The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

•             Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

•             Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix)

•             For Honor (Ubisoft)

•             NBA 2K17 (2K)

•             Sid Meier´s Civilization VI (2K)

Best Mobile Game

•             Airline Tycoon - Free Flight (Kalypso Media Mobile)

•             Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo)

•             Metroid Prime: Federation Prime (Nintendo)

C. category group: Genre

Best Role Playing Game

•             Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix)

•             Dragon Quest Builders   (Square Enix)

•             Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

Best Racing Game

•             Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)

•             Gran Turismo Sport (Sony)

Best Action Game

•             Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

•             For Honor (Ubisoft)

•             Gears of War 4  (Microsoft)

•             The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

•             Titanfall 2 (Electronic Arts)

Best Simulation Game

•             Batman Arkham VR (Warner Bros.)

•             NBA 2K17 (2K)

•             Urban Empire (Kalypso)

Best Sports Game

•             PES 2017 (Konami)

•             NBA 2K17 (2K)

•             Steep (Ubisoft)

Best Family Game

•             Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

•             LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros.)

•             Skylanders Imaginators (Activision Blizzard)

Best Strategy Game

•             GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)

•             Halo Wars 2 (Microsoft)

•             Sid Meier´s Civilization VI (2K)

Best Puzzle / Skill Game

•             Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

•             GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)

Best Social / Online Game

•             GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)

•             LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros.)

•             Sea of Thieves   (Microsoft)

Best Casual Game

•             Battlezone (Rebellion)

•             LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros.)

•             The Elder Scrolls: Legends (Bethesda)

Best Multiplayer Game

•             Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

•             For Honor (Ubisoft)

•             GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)

•             Sea of Thieves   (Microsoft)

•             Titanfall 2 (Electronic Arts)

Best Virtual Reality Game

•             Batman Arkham VR (Warner Bros.)

•             Robinson: The Journey (Crytek)

•             Star Trek: Bridge Crew   (Ubisoft)

•             The Unspoken (Insomniac Games)

•             Wilson's Heart   (Twisted Pixel Games)

Best Hardware

•             ICAROS Flight App (ICAROS)

•             Playstation VR (Sony)

D. category group: Indie award

gamescom Indie award

•             Black The Fall     (Sand Sailor Studio)

•             Code 7 - Episode 0 (Goodwolf Studio)

•             FAR (Mixtvision Digital)

•             Little Nightmares (Bandai Namco)

•             The Metronomicon (Kasedo Games)

E. category group: Consumer award

•             gamescom ‘Most Wanted’ Consumer award

All of the listed nominees can be chosen by the fans and visitors of gamescom via the official gamescom app. Voting can start as of now and continues until Friday, 19 August, 3:00 p.m.

Info: about the gamescom app

The gamescom app is the official interactive trade fair guide and offers an integrated community for all visitors of the world's largest event for computer and video games. It contains daily news, information on gamescom wear, products and exhibitors as well as on side events. The gamescom app bundles all relevant information for a perfect visit to the trade fair - interactively and always up-to-date.

Click here for the gamescom app:

gamescom app in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gamescom-official-app/id549880991?ls=1&mt=8

gamescom app in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.insideguidance.gamescom&hl=en

For further information and questions please contact:

Benjamin Rostalski

Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur GmbH

Torstraße 6 | 10119 Berlin | Germany

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