Nominee List for 2017

HORIZON ZERO DAWN TOPS NAVGTR NOMINATIONS

Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2018) / NAVGTR CORP. — The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a non-profit media organization, has announced nominations for its 17th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The nominees for GAME OF THE YEAR are:

Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Total nominations:

17 – Horizon Zero Dawn
11 – Persona 5
10 – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
10 – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
10 – Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
08 – Assassin’s Creed Origins
06 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
06 – Super Mario Odyssey
06 – Nier: Automata
06 – Middle-earth: Shadow of War
06 – Little Nightmares
06 – Destiny 2
06 – Cuphead
05 – What Remains of Edith Finch
05 – Gravity Rush 2
05 – Gran Turismo Sport
04 – Pyre
04 – Farpoint
03 – Star Trek: Bridge Crew
03 – Sonic Mania
03 – Skyrim VR
03 – Life is Strange: Before the Storm
03 – Forza Motorsport 7
03 – Fallout 4 VR

For a complete list of 60 categories and nominees, visit http://navgtr.org/nominees

Animation, Artistic

Cuphead
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Little Nightmares
Persona 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Animation, Technical

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Splatoon 2

Art Direction, Contemporary

Little Nightmares
Monument Valley 2
Night in the Woods
Persona 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Art Direction, Fantasy

Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Prey
Pyre
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Cuphead
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

Call of Duty: WWII
Gravity Rush 2
Nier: Automata
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Character Design

Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

1-2-Switch
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Hidden Agenda
Matterfall
Metroid: Samus Returns

Control Design, 3D

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Control Design, VR

Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Control Precision

Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey

Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Persona 5
Skyrim for Switch

Direction in a Game Cinema

Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Direction in Virtual Reality

Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Lone Echo
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Game Design, Franchise

Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game Design, New IP

Friday the 13th: The Game
Gorogoa
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game Engineering

Divinity: Original Sin II
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
SteamWorld Dig 2
The Sexy Brutale
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Classic Revival

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Okami HD
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
Yakuza Kiwami

Game, eSports

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Overwatch
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Game, Franchise Action

Destiny 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
The Evil Within 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Yakuza 0

Game, Franchise Adventure

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Batman: The Enemy Within
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Game, Franchise Family

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
Sonic Mania
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Franchise Fighting

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Injustice 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Tekken 7

Game, Franchise Racing

Dirt 4
Forza Motorsport 7
Gran Turismo Sport
NASCAR Heat 2

Game, Franchise Role Playing

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court
Divinity: Original Sin II
Mass Effect Andromeda
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Persona 5

Game, Franchise Sports

Everybody’s Golf
FIFA 18
MLB The Show 17
NBA 2K18
The Golf Club 2

Game, Music or Performance-Based

1-2-Switch
DropMix
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone

Game, Original Action

Farpoint
Friday the 13th: The Game
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Slime Rancher

Game, Original Adventure

Tacoma
The Sexy Brutale
Thimbleweed Park
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game, Original Family

A Hat in Time
Cuphead
Yooka-Laylee

Game, Original Fighting

Absolver
Arms

Game, Original Racing

No Nominees

Game, Original Role Playing

Cosmic Star Heroine
Kingsway
Pyre

Game, Original Sports

Golf Story
NBA Playgrounds
The Golf Club VR

Game, Puzzle

Battle Chef Brigade
Monument Valley 2
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Snipperclips

Game, Simulation

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Gran Turismo Sport
Slime Rancher

Game, Special Class

A Mortician’s Tale
Dream Daddy
Everything
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Pinball FX 3

Game, Strategy

Fire Emblem Heroes
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
No Heroes Allowed VR!
Total War: Warhammer II
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Graphics, Technical

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Innovation in Game Technology

Farpoint
Gran Turismo Sport
Hidden Agenda
Horizon Zero Dawn
StarBlood Arena

Lighting/Texturing

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

Arena of Valor
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
RiME

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Metroid: Samus Returns
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Yakuza 0

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Celeste
Cuphead
Pyre
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Battle Chef Brigade – Erica Mendez as “Mina”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Scott Porter as “Peter Quill”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Agents of Mayhem – Eliza Schneider as “Agent Rama”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Adam Harrington as “Groot”
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Dar Dash as “Hawkeye”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Destiny 2 – Nathan Fillion as “Cayde-6”
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Melina Juergens as “Senua”
Horizon Zero Dawn – Ashly Burch as “Aloy”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Claudia Black as “Chloe Frazer”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Laura Bailey as “Nadine”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Batman: The Enemy Within – Debra Wilson as “Amanda Waller”
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court – Wayne June as “Narrator”
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – Katie O’Hagan as “Mia”
Tales of Berseria – Monica Rial as “Bienfu”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Troy Baker as “Samuel Drake”

Performance in a Sports Game

Forza Motorsport 7 – Josef Newgarden
Forza Motorsport 7 – Ken Block
NHL 18 – Paul Steigerwald

Song Collection

Gran Turismo Sport
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Need for Speed Payback

Song, Original or Adapted

Gran Turismo Sport – “No Nothings”
Pyre – “Vagrant Song”
Super Mario Odyssey – “Jump Up, Super Star!”
Tales of Berseria – “Burn”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Mass Effect Andromeda
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Sound Effects

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
Dirt 4
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

Fallout 4 VR
Lone Echo
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Outlast 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Use of Sound, New IP

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hidden Folks
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Observer

Writing in a Comedy

Agents of Mayhem
Night in the Woods
Oxenfree
Rise & Shine
Thimbleweed Park

Writing in a Drama

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Nominees were determined by 739 press voters in 60 competitive categories.

The most nominated games in history (17 or more) are now Horizon Zero Dawn, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Heavy Rain, Metroid Prime, Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Last of Us.

Winners will be announced March 13, 2018.

NAVGTR strongly supports the Developer Credit special interest group at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices and help certify award attributions.

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