2012 BAFTA Videogame nominations

16 Feb 2012 by John Robertson
The shortlist for the 2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards has been made public, with L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City taking top billing with eight nominations each.  Second in line are Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and LittleBigPlanet 2, each with six nominations. Skyrim and Portal 2 both have five. L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City, Fifa 12, Portal 2, Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will go head-to-head for the coveted 'best game' award.  The voiceover category will be more hotly contested than I've seen in the past, Andrew Stanton (Cole Phelps, L.A. Noire), Stephen Merchant (Wheatley, Portal 2) and Mark Hamill (Joker, Batman: Arkham City) all worthy of the nod. Winners will be announced on 16 March.  Full list of nominees below L.A. Noire trailer. [video2=2085] Action Assassin's Creed Revelations Batman: Arkham City Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Portal 2 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Artistic Achievement Batman: Arkham City L.A. Noire LitteBigPlanet 2 Rayman: Origins The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Audio Achievement Batman: Arkham City Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dead Space 2 The Nightjar Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Best Game Batman: Arkham City FIFA 2012 L.A. Noire Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Debut Game Bastion Eufloria Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet L.A. Noire Monstermind RIFT Design Batman: Arkham City L.A. Noire LittleBigPlanet 2 Portal 2 Super Mario 3D Land The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim Family Dance Central 2 Kinect Sports 2 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars LittleBigPlanet 2 Mario Kart 7 Game Innovation Bastion Child of Eden From Dust L.A. Noire LittleBigPlanet 2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Mobile & Handheld Dead Space iOS Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint Peggle Quarrel Super Mario 3D Land The Nightjar Online - Browser Gardens of Time I Am Playr Monstermind Resistance 3 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure The Sims Social Online - Multiplayer Assassin's Creed: Revelations Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dark Souls Gears of War 3 LittleBigPlanet 2 Original Music Assassin's Creed: Revelations Batman: Arkham City Deus Ex: Human Revolution L.A. Noire The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Performer Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) - L.A. Noire Mark Hamill (The Joker) - Batman: Arkham City Nolan North (Nathan Drake) - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Stephen Fry (Narrator) - LittleBigPlanet 2 Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) - Portal 2 Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) - Total War: SHOGUN 2 Sports/Fitness Dance Central 2 DiRT 3 F1 2011 FIFA 2012 Kinect Sports 2 Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Story Batman: Arkham City Deus Ex: Human Revolution L.A. Noire Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Strategy Dark Souls Deus Ex: Human Revolution Football Manager 2012 From Dust Ghost Recon Shadow Wars Total War: SHOGUN 2 BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital Dreamweaver Joust! Tick Tock Toys GAME Award of 2011 (voted for by the public) Batman: Arkham City Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 FIFA 2012 L.A Noire Minecraft Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception  

The shortlist for the 2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards has been made public, with L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City taking top billing with eight nominations each. 
Second in line are Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and LittleBigPlanet 2, each with six nominations. Skyrim and Portal 2 both have five.
L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City, Fifa 12, Portal 2, Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will go head-to-head for the coveted ‘best game’ award. 
The voiceover category will be more hotly contested than I’ve seen in the past, Andrew Stanton (Cole Phelps, L.A. Noire), Stephen Merchant (Wheatley, Portal 2) and Mark Hamill (Joker, Batman: Arkham City) all worthy of the nod.
Winners will be announced on 16 March. 
Full list of nominees below L.A. Noire trailer.
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Action

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Artistic Achievement

Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LitteBigPlanet 2
Rayman: Origins
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Audio Achievement

Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
The Nightjar
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Game

Batman: Arkham City
FIFA 2012
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game

Bastion
Eufloria
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire
Monstermind
RIFT

Design

Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim

Family

Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation

Bastion
Child of Eden
From Dust
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld

Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

Online – Browser

Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Monstermind
Resistance 3
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
The Sims Social

Online – Multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dark Souls
Gears of War 3
LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Performer

Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness

Dance Central 2
DiRT 3
F1 2011
FIFA 2012
Kinect Sports 2
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Story

Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Strategy

Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Total War: SHOGUN 2

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

Dreamweaver
Joust!
Tick Tock Toys

GAME Award of 2011 (voted for by the public)

Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
FIFA 2012
L.A Noire
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

 

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