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Game Awards Nominees Announced: Splatoon, Mario Maker Up For Multiple Awards

by Donald Theriault - November 13, 2015, 8:44 am PST
Total comments: 9 Source: The Game Awards

Nintendo cops another Developer of the Year nomination.

The nominees for The Game Awards have been announced and Nintendo games have picked up several nominations.

Nintendo has been nominated for Studio of the Year, along with From Software (Bloodborne), Kojima Productions (Metal Gear Solid 5), Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout 4) and CD Projekt Red (The Witcher 3). Several games for Nintendo systems have also copped nomination, including a clean sweep of the Best Family Game nominations.

Awards with Nintendo nominees and the opposition are:

  • Game of the Year: Super Mario Maker (Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Fallout 4, Bloodborne)
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Downwell, Fallout Shelter, Lara Croft Go, Pac-Man 256)
  • Best Shooter: Splatoon (Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Destiny: The Taken King, Halo 5: Guardians, Star Wars Battlefront
  • Best Multiplayer: Splatoon (Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Destiny: The Taken King, Halo 5: Guardians, Rocket League)
  • Best Family Game: Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Lego Dimensions, Skylanders Supercharged and Disney Infinity 3.0

The Game Awards will air on Twitch and Youtube on December 3.


broodwarsNovember 13, 2015

There are so many things wrong with the full nomination list, I don't know where to begin. How is Yoshi's Woolly World not nominated for anything, especially Best Art Direction? Twitch Plays Dark Souls for "Best Fan Creation"? They had to hack that game and cheat (by making the game turn-based rather than an action RPG) just to get past the first boss. Ugh...the awards are even worse than usual this year.

SorenNovember 13, 2015

Yoshi's Woolly World got robbed.

Evan_BNovember 13, 2015

The only two I can see winning their respective categories are Splatoon/Super Mario Maker for best family game and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for best handheld.

EnnerNovember 13, 2015

Ah, it's that time of year again for the Keighleys!

Game of the Year is a duel between Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3 if past years are any indication.

While the Monster Hunter series has made great strides with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, I can honestly see Fallout Shelter grabbing the prize due to the fervor for the series.

Splatoon isn't going to have a chance against Destiny: The Taken King or Star Wars: Battlefront.

Splatoon can't match the hype and love for Rocket League.

Best Family Game is almost the Nintendo awards corner ala Best Animated Picture. I don't see the other toys-to-life game taking the award away from Super Mario Maker, but anything is possible.

Mop it upNovember 13, 2015

Seems largely predictable.

Triforce HermitNovember 13, 2015

Nintendo is really the only one that deserves studio of the year outside of CD Projekt Red and maybe (a big maybe) Bethesda. From Software for Bloodborne? No. Kojima Productions for MGSV? The only reason Kojima Productions is there is because of the hate for Konami for "abusing" Kojima. Bethesda, while I am glad to Fallout 4 works almost perfectly on release, I still hate as a company.

Nintendo will own the mobile nomination and the family one is already won. GotY is going to Fallout 4. Shooter is Battlefront or CoD. Multiplayer is CoD or Destiny though Splatoon has a slim chance.

TheXenocideNovember 13, 2015

I love how Battlefront doesn't even release until this coming Tuesday and its up for shooter of the year.

TOPHATANT123November 14, 2015

Studio of the year is such a blanket nonsense term. The nominations apart from Nintendo have all only released a single big game this year essentially boiling it down to Game Of The Year 2 with exactly the same nominations. I don't see the logic behind grouping together all of Nintendo's studios and pitting them against another single studio.

Quote from: TheXenocide

I love how Battlefront doesn't even release until this coming Tuesday and its up for shooter of the year.

Technically, it's out now for EA Access members on the Xbone. But games released as of a week from Tuesday (the 24th) are eligible.

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