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Horizon Zero Dawn and Zelda lead New York Game Awards nominees

The New York Videogame Critics Circle reveal the nominees for the 7th Annual New York Game Awards.

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The New York Video game Critics Circle reveal the nominees for the 7th Annual New York Game Awards.

The video game awards season continues with today’s announcement of the nominees for the annual New York Game Awards. The awards  – which are run by the New York Video game Critics Circle – will be held at Manhattan’s Abrons Playhouse on January 24, 2018.

This year’s crop of games includes plenty of familiar titles. Horizon Zero Dawn, Neir Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are among the games in the mix for Best Game of the Year.

In the category of Best Indie Game there are nods for Cuphead, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Pyre. And nominees for Best Mobile Game include quiz show phenomenon HQ Trivia, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, and the moving Bury Me, My Love.

This year’s recipient of the Andrew Yoon Legend Award will be Bethesda’s Todd Howard, who is acknowledged for his work on the popular Fallout and Elder Scrolls, as well has his creativity and commitment to the games industry.

Here is the full lineup of nominees. Also worth noting are the category sponsors. Way to go, Herman.

New York Game Awards Nominees

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Neir Automata
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wolfenstein 2: New Colossus
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • PlayernUknown’s Battlegrounds

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • ARMS
  • Lego Marvel Superheroes 2
  • Knowledge Is Power
  • Sonic Mania
  • Pinball FX3

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • A Normal Lost Phone
  • Framed 2
  • Through the Ages
  • Bury Me, My Love
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
  • HQ Trivia
  • Fire Emblem Heroes

Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism

  • Matt Leone
  • Laura Hudson
  • Julie Muncy
  • Ajay Singh Chaudhary
  • Astrid Budgor
  • Gareth Damian Martin
  • Yussef Cole

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

  • Cuphead
  • Walden
  • Beat Cop
  • Everything
  • Pyre
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Night in the Woods

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality Game

  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard
  • Marvel Powers United VR
  • Polybius
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  • Wilson’s Heart

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing

  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Night in the Woods
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Destiny 2
  • Nier Automata

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

  • Pyre
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • DropMix
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Persona 5
  • Destiny 2

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Rain World
  • Destiny 2
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Cuphead
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • L.A. Noire: Switch and VR
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch and VR
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • The Walking Dead Collection

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Ashly Burch as Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Valerie Rose Lohman: What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Brian Bloom as B.J. Blazkowicz, Wolfenstein II: TNC
  • Nina Franoszek as Irene Engel, Wolfenstein 2: TNC
  • Melina Juergens as Senua, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Tickets for the awards are now on sale now from the New York Video game Critics Circle website.

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