The Game Awards 2015 nominees announced

Metal Gear, Mario Maker, Fallout and more up for Game of the Year.

The Game Awards 2015

The Game Awards has announced the categories and nominees for its 2015 show, set to air on December 3 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.

The awards show will stream live across go90, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Wii U, Steam, Twitch, YouTube, IGN, Polygon, GameSpot, Kotaku, Niconico, and MLG. In addition to awards, it will play host world premieres and musical performances.

Get the promotional trailer and list of nominees below.

■ Nominees

Nominees for The Game Awards 2015 are selected by a jury of 32 international media. In some cases, the jury is provided advanced review code of upcoming games in order to meet the Game Awards 2015 judging deadlines. Games must have been commercially released by Tuesday, November 24 to be eligible for awards. eSports nominees were voted on by an advisory panel consisting of eSports media and sites.

■ Jury Voted

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne (Sony Computer Entertainment, From Software)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, Kojima Productions)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, Nintendo EAD Group No. 4)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Warner Bros., CD Projekt RED)

Developer of the Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • CD Projekt RED
  • From Software
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Undertale (Tobyfox)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell (Devolver Digital, Moppin)
  • Fallout Shelter (Bethesdsa Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, Behaviour Interactive)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix, Square Enix Montreal)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom)
  • Pac-Man 256 (Bandai Namco, Hipster Whale)

Best Narrative

  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life is Strange (Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment)
  • Tales from the Borderlands (TellTale Games)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Warner Bros., CD Projekt RED)
  • Until Dawn (Sony Computer Entertainment, Supermassive Games)

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, Kojima Productions)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Studios, Moon Studios)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Warner Bros., CD Projekt RED)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Change

  • Cibele (Nina Freeman)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life is Strange (Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment)
  • Sunset (Tale of Tales)
  • Undertale (Tobyfox)

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision, Treyarch)
  • Destiny: The Taken King (Activision, Bungie)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo, Nintendo EAD Group No. 2)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (EA, DICE)

Best Action/Adventure

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft, Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., Rocksteady Studios)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, Kojima Productions)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Studios, Moon Studios)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Microsoft Studios, Crystal Dynamics)

Best RPG

  • Bloodborne (Sony Computer Entertainment, From Software)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Pillars of Eternity (Paradox Interactive, Obsidian Entertainment)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Warner Bros., CD Projekt RED)
  • Undertale (Tobyfox)

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Aksys Games, Arc System Works)
  • Mortal Kombat X (Warner Bros., NetherRealm Studios)
  • Rise of Incarnates (Bandai Namco)
  • Rising Thunder (Radiant Entertainment)

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 (Disney Interactive Studios, Avalanche Studios)
  • LEGO Dimensions (Warner Bros., Traveller’s Tales)
  • Skylanders: Superchargers (Activision, Beenox Studios, Vicarious Visions)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo, Nintendo EAD Group No. 2)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, Nintendo EAD Group No. 4)

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16 (EA, EA Canada)
  • Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft Studios, Turn 10 Studios)
  • NBA 2K16 (2K Sports, Visual Concepts)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami, PES Productions)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision, Treyarch)
  • Destiny: The Taken King (Activision, Bungie)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo, Nintendo EAD Group No. 2)

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., Rocksteady Studios)
  • Bloodborne (Sony Computer Entertainment, From Software)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, Kojima Productions)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Studios, Moon Studios)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Warner Bros., CD Projekt RED)

■ Fan’s Choice (Vote Now)

eSports Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision, Sledgehammer Games)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve)
  • Hearthstone (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)

Best Fan Creation

Trending Gamer

  • Christopher “Montecristo” Mykles
  • Greg Miller
  • Markiplier
  • Pewdiepie
  • Total Biscuit

eSports Team of the Year

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Optic Gaming
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Solomid

eSports Player of the Year

  • Kenney “Kenneys” Schrub (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team EnVyUs)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok (League of Legends, SK Telecom T1)
  • Olof “Olofmeister” Kajbjer (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fnatic)
  • Peter “PPD” Dager (DOTA 2, Evil Geniuses)
  • Syed Sumail “SUMA1L” Hassan (DOTA 2, Evil Geniuses)

Most Anticipated Game

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Computer Entertainment, Guerrilla Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Quantum Break (Microsoft, Remedy Entertainment)
  • The Last Guardian (Sony Computer Entertainment, genDesign)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony Computer Entertainment, Naughty Dog)

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