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Nominees revealed for The Game Awards 2017

Nominees revealed for The Game Awards 2017

November 14, 2017 | By Chris Kerr

November 14, 2017 | By Chris Kerr
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The nominees for the fourth annual Game Awards have been revealed, and big-hitters like Super Mario Odyssey, Destiny 2, Wolfenstein II, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Horizon Zero Dawn are all up for multiple awards. 

There's also plenty of choice outside of the triple-A bubble, with indie offerings like What Remains of Edith Finch, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Cuphead, Night in the Woods, and Bury Me, My Love all in contention.

Notably, this year's ceremony will include two new awards: one for live games, and one for mobile titles, with the former being added so the show is "more reflective of games being ongoing services instead of one-time releases."  

The complete list of nominees features 102 games and individuals, with the winners due to be revealed live on Thursday, December 7. You can head on over to The Game Awards website for the full rundown, but we've taken the liberty of spotlighting some of the more notable categories below.

Game of The Year 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) 
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus) 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony)

Best Game Direction

  • Wolfenstein II (MachineGames/Bethesda)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony)

Best Narrative

  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games/Square Enix) 
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Ninja Theory) 
  • Wolfenstein II (MachineGames/Bethesda)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony)

Best Art Direction 

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony)

Best Mobile Game

  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)
  • Old Man's Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh/Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Enterainment/Ubisoft)
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios)
  • Farpoint (Impuse Gear/Sony)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)


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