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2017 Game Awards Nominees and Categories Revealed

After one of the greater years for gaming in recent memory, the titles that are up for honors at this year’s official Game Awards have been revealed — offering a wide range of options for fans to vote on.

The information and kick off for voting was made available through the official Game Awards 2017 website early this morning, as well as in a video special published to the show’s YouTube channel. The categories look to cover most game genres, as well as some platforms, game types, voice actors, members of the gaming community, and influential titles.

The nominees and categories are as follows:

Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Persona 5

Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Game Direction

Wolfenstein II

Resident Evil 7

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Narrative

What Remains of Edith Finch

NieR: Automata

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Wolfenstein II

Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Art Direction

Destiny 2

Cuphead

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Persona 5

Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Score / Music

Destiny 2

Cuphead

NieR: Automata

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

Persona 5

Best Audio Design

Destiny 2

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Resident Evil 7

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

Best Performance

Melina Juergens, Hellblade

Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II

Ashly Burch, Horizon Zero Dawn

Games for Impact

Please Knock on my Door

Night in the Woods

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Bury Me, My Love

What Remains of Edith Finch

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Ongoing Game

Warframe

Rainbow Six: Siege

Overwatch

Grand Theft Auto Online

Destiny 2

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Mobile Game

Super Mario Run

Old Man’s Journey

Monument Valley 2

Hidden Folks

Fire Emblem Heroes

Best Handheld Game

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World

Monster Hunter Stories

Metroid: Samus Returns

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Ever Oasis

Best VR / AR Game

Superhot VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Lone Echo / Echo Arena

Farpoint

Resident Evil 7

Best Action Game

Prey

Nioh

Destiny 2

Cuphead

Wolfenstein II

Best Action / Adventure Game

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Assassin’s Creed Origins

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Role Playing Game

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Final Fantasy XV

Divinity: Original Sin 2

NieR: Automata

Persona 5

Best Fighting Game

Tekken 7

Nidhogg 2

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Injustice 2

ARMS

Best Family Game

Splatoon 2

Sonic Mania

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Super Mario Odyssey

Best Strategy Game

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Tooth and Tail

Total War: Warhammer II

Halo Wars 2

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Best Sports / Racing Game

Project Cars 2

Pro Evoltuion Soccer 2018

NBA 2K18

GT Sport

Forza Motorsport 7

FIFA 18

Best Multiplayer

Fornite

Call of Duty: World War II

Splatoon 2

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Destiny 2

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground

Best Anticipated Game

The Last of Us Part II

Red Dead Redemption II

Monster Hunter World

Marvel’s Spider-Man

God of War

Best Independent Game

Pyre

Night in the Woods

Cuphead

What Remains of Deith Finch

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Student Game

Meaning

Level Squared

Impulsion

Falling Sky

Hollowed

From Light

Trending Gamer

Steven Spohn

Mike Grzesiek

Guy Beahm

Clint Lexa

Andrea Rene

Best eSports Game

Rocket League

League of Legends

DOTA2

Counter Strike: Global-Offensive

Overwatch

Best eSports Player

Kuro “KuroKy” Salhei Takhasomi

Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu

Nikola “NiKo” Kovac

Marcelo “coldzera” David

Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”

Best eSports Team

Team Liquid

SK Telecom 1

Lunatic-Hai

FaZe Clan

Cloud 9

Best Debut Indie Game

Slime Rancher

Mr. Shifty

Hollow Knight

Golf Story

Cuphead

Best Chinese Game

Monument Valley 2

jx3 HD

Gumballs

ICEY

King of Glory

The Game Awards are set to take place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 7 at 8:30 PM ET. The event can be viewed in a wide range of formats via Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Steam, the PlayStation Store, Xbox, Mixer, IGN, and Gamespot. Those who wish to place their votes leading up to the show can do so here.

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