New York Game Awards: And the Nominees are…
The 8th Annual New York Game Awards are just around the corner and the New York Videogame Critics Circle has announced the nominees for each category. This year’s prestigious event will be held at the SVA Theatre in New York City on January 22nd and will be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah.
So, which games have a chance at bringing home the trophies this year? Here are your nominees:
8th Annual New York Game Awards Nominees
Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year
Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game
Other nominees: Nintendo Labo Variety Pack
Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality Game
Other nominees: Fire Escape
Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game
Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game
Statue of Liberty Award for Best World
Herman Melville Award for Best Writing
Raging Bull Award for Best Fighting Game
Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake
Other nominees: Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 Collection, SNK 40th Anniversary Collections
Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game
- Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War
- Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War
- Laura Bailey as MJ Watson in Spider-Man
- Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2
- Cali Elizabeth Moore as Abigail Roberts in Red Dead Redemption 2
A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game
- Alto’s Odyssey
- Death Road to Canada
- Part Time UFO
- Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
- Homo Machina
- Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation
And those were the nominees. The winners will be announced at the actual event. The New York Game Awards will also honor Jade Raymond, co-creator of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and founder of both EA Motive and Ubisoft Toronto, with the Andrew Yoon Legend Award. Raymond will be the first woman to receive this honor.
Tickets are on sale now for the event, but those of us who can’t make it to the event can also tune in to Twitch to watch the awards night starting at 8PM EST/1AM UK.
Which games are you rooting for? Tell us in the comments below.