The Game Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed

The Game Awards 2017 announced its list of nominees on Tuesday. The nominees include Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, as well as Atlus’ Persona 5 as nominees for Game of the Year. Other nominees from Japanese game franchises, or developed or published by Japanese companies, include:

· Best Game Direction: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (CAPCOM), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
· Best Narrative: NieR: Automata (Platinum Games)
· Best Art Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), Persona 5 (Atlus)
· Best Score/Music: NieR: Automata (Platinum Games), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo), Persona 5 (Atlus)
· Best Audio Design: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (CAPCOM), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
· Best Mobile Game: Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems), Super Mario Run (Nintendo)
· Best Handheld Game: Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel), Monster Hunter Stories (Marvelous), Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam), Ever Oasis (Grezzo), Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems)
· Best VR/AR Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (CAPCOM)
· Best Action Game: Nioh (Team Ninja)
· Best Action/Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
· Best Role Playing Game: Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix), NieR: Automata (Platinum Games), Persona 5 (Atlus)
· Best Fighting Game: Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment), Marvel vs. CAPCOM: Infinite (CAPCOM), ARMS (Nintendo)
· Best Family Game: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo), Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games + Headcannon), Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo), Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
· Best Strategy Game: Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly), Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan)
· Best Sports/Racing Game: Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios), Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions), Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital)
· Best Multiplayer: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
· Most Anticipated Game: Monster Hunter: World (CAPCOM)

Last year, Pokémon Go won the categories of Best Family Game and Best Mobile/Handheld Game. Rez Infinite won Best VR Game, and Street Fighter V took home the award for Best Fighting Game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, received the award for Most Anticipated Game.

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