Mario wins GOTY; Horizon wins 7

HORIZON ZERO DAWN WINS 7 NAVGTR AWARDS;
SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY TAKES GAME OF THE YEAR

Boston, MA (March 13, 2018) / NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 739 media voters and 8,804 subscribers, has announced winners for its 17th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The biggest winner is Horizon Zero Dawn with 7 awards. The record is held by The Last of Us with fifteen from three years ago. Cuphead was the second biggest winner with 6 awards. Super Mario Odyssey and Persona 5 each won five.

Developer and publisher tallies were not available as of press time.

Fifty-nine of sixty competitive categories were awarded recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more as seen at http://navgtr.org. Only the category of Original Racing Game received no nominations.

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Animation, Artistic
Cuphead – WINNER
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Little Nightmares
Persona 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Animation, Technical
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Art Direction, Fantasy
Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Prey
Pyre
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER

Art Direction, Period Influence
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Cuphead – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Character Design
Cuphead – WINNER
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 – WINNER

Control Design, 3D
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Control Design, VR
Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – WINNER
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Control Precision
Cuphead – WINNER
Horizon Zero Dawn
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey

Costume Design
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Persona 5 – WINNER
Skyrim for Switch

Direction in a Game Cinema
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5 – WINNER
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Direction in Virtual Reality
Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Lone Echo
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew – WINNER

Game Design, Franchise
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Little Nightmares
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game Engineering
Divinity: Original Sin II
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
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 – WINNER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Classic Revival
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – WINNER
Okami HD
Planescape: Torment
Yakuza Kiwami

Game, eSports
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Overwatch – WINNER
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Game, Franchise Action
Destiny 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
The Evil Within 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – WINNER
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 – WINNER

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

Game, Franchise Fighting
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Injustice 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Tekken 7 – WINNER

Game, Franchise Racing
Dirt 4
Forza Motorsport 7 – WINNER
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 – WINNER

Game, Franchise Sports
Everybody’s Golf
FIFA 18
MLB The Show 17
NBA 2K18 – WINNER
The Golf Club 2

Game, Music or Performance-Based
1-2-Switch
DropMix – WINNER
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone

Game, Original Action
Farpoint
Friday the 13th: The Game
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Slime Rancher

Game, Original Adventure
Tacoma
The Sexy Brutale
Thimbleweed Park
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch – WINNER

Game, Original Family
A Hat in Time
Cuphead – WINNER
Yooka-Laylee

Game, Original Fighting
Absolver
Arms – WINNER

Game, Original Racing
No Nominees

Game, Original Role Playing
Cosmic Star Heroine
Kingsway
Pyre – WINNER

Game, Original Sports
Golf Story – WINNER
NBA Playgrounds
The Golf Club VR

Game, Puzzle
Battle Chef Brigade
Monument Valley 2
Puyo Puyo Tetris – WINNER
Snipperclips

Game, Simulation
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Gran Turismo Sport – WINNER
Slime Rancher

Game, Special Class
A Mortician’s Tale
Dream Daddy
Everything
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Pinball FX 3 – WINNER

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

Graphics, Technical
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Innovation in Game Technology
Farpoint
Gran Turismo Sport
Hidden Agenda
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
StarBlood Arena

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

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Nier: Automata – WINNER
Persona 5

Original Dramatic Score, New IP
Arena of Valor
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Yakuza 0

Original Light Mix Score, New IP
Celeste
Cuphead – WINNER
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” – WINNER

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting
Agents of Mayhem – Eliza Schneider as “Agent Rama”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Adam Harrington as “Groot” – WINNER
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” – WINNER
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” – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Forza Motorsport 7 – Ken Block
NHL 18 – Paul Steigerwald

Song Collection
Gran Turismo Sport
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – WINNER
Need for Speed Payback

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

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema
Mass Effect Andromeda
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – WINNER

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

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality
Fallout 4 VR
Lone Echo
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – WINNER
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 – WINNER

Use of Sound, New IP
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – WINNER
Hidden Folks
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Observer

Writing in a Comedy
Agents of Mayhem
Night in the Woods – WINNER
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 – WINNER

Wins by Title
07 Horizon Zero Dawn
06 Cuphead
05 Super Mario Odyssey
05 Persona 5
04 Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
02 What Remains of Edith Finch
02 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
02 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
02 Nier: Automata
02 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
02 Guardians of the Galaxy
02 Forza Motorsport 7

Developer and publisher tallies were not available as of press time.
Individual recipient names and tallies were not available at press time.

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