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Sony and Bethesda Dominate NAVGTR Nominations; Uncharted 4 Leads Way with 16 Nods

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Sony and Bethesda Dominate NAVGTR Nominations; Uncharted 4 Leads Way with 16 Nods

Non-profit organisation, the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, has announced nominations for its 16th annual awards.

With 60 different categories honouring video game art, technology and production, Sony and Bethesda Softworks dominated the announcement with 34 and 32 nominations respectively.

Of those nominations, Naughty Dogs’ Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End leads the way with 16 including Game of the Year and Best Adventure game, while id Softwares brutal DOOM reboot is in contention for 13 awards including Best Action and Game of the Year alongside the likes of Dark Souls III, Inside and Overwatch.

Below is a list of highlighted categories:

GAME OF THE YEAR
Dark Souls III
Inside
Overwatch
Pokemon Go
Stardew Valley
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
Darkest Dungeon
Final Fantasy XV
The Last Guardian
Owlboy
Titanfall 2

DIRECTION IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Adr1ft
Batman: Arkham VR
Edge of Nowhere
Here They Lie
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

ANIMATION, ARTISTIC
Abzu
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal
Inside
The Last Guardian

GAME, ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Edge of Nowhere
Firewatch
Here They Lie
The Last Guardian

GAME, FRANCHISE ACTION
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
DOOM
HITMAN
Titanfall 2

GAME, FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
Salt and Sanctuary
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Watch Dogs 2
Zero Time Dilemma

GAME, FRANCHISE FAMILY
Dragon Quest Builders
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
Pokemon Go
Ratchet & Clank
Super Mario Run

GAME, FRANCHISE FIGHTING
The King of Fighters XIV
Street Fighter V
EA Sports UFC 2
WWE 2K17

GAME, FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
The Banner Saga 2
Bravely Second: End Layer
Dark Souls III
Final Fantasy XV
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

GAME, FRANCHISE SPORTS
FIFA 17
Madden NFL 17
MLB The Show 16
NBA 2K17
NHL 17

All winners will be announced on March 20th, 2017. For a full list of all 60 categories and nominees follow this link.

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