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Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V Lead GDCA Nominees

| 8 Jan 2016 19:42
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The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees have been announced, with The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V up for four awards each.

The nominees have been announced for the 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards. The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V are leading the pack, with both titles up for four nominations each, including the top honor of Game of the Year. Rounding out the options for that category are Fallout 4, Bloodborne, and Rocket League, with Honorable Mentions going to Her Story, Super Mario Maker, Undertale, Splatoon, and Life is Strange.

"Any video game that was released and made publicly available to customers during the 2015 calendar year, irrespective of platform or delivery medium, is eligible for nomination for the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards," the announcement reads. "Both nominees and winners are selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards-specific International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), which is an invitation-only organization, comprised of leading game creators from all parts of the industry."

The winners will be announced at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 16. The full list of nominees can be seen below:

Game of the Year
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Rocket League (Psyonix)

Innovation Award
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo)
Undertale (Toby Fox)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)
The Beginner's Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Best Debut
Studio Wildcard (Ark: Survival Evolved)
Toby Fox (Undertale)
Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest)
Moppin (Downwell)
Steel Crate Games (Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes)

Best Design
Rocket League (Psyonix)
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Lara Croft: GO (Square Enix Montr?al / Square Enix)
Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
AlphaBear (Spry Fox)

Best Visual Art
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Best Narrative
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)
Undertale (Toby Fox)
The Beginner's Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Best Audio
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Best Technology
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios / Square Enix)

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