God of War III, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood lead 2011 WGA nominations

The Writers Guild of America yesterday announced the nominees for the 2011 Writers Guild Award in Videogame Writing (but it’s a shame that no one at the WGA knows that “video game” is two words).

This year’s nominees cover some familiar territory as three of the six nominees are sequels to previous nominees: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (the original Force Unleashed actually won in 2009). But don’t count out the three newcomers, including God of War III, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Singularity.

The winner will be announced at a bicoastal ceremony (one in New York and one in LA) on Saturday, February 5. Congratulations to all the nominated writers, which you can find after the jump.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
Story by Patrice Desilets, Jeffrey Yohalem, Corey May
Lead Script Writer: Jeffrey Yohalem
Script Writers: Ethan Petty, Nicholas Grimwood, Matt Turner

Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
Creative Design Lead/Lead Writer: John Gonzalez
Writers: Chris Avellone, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout
Additional Writing: Tess Treadwell, George Ziets, Jason Bergman, Nick Breckon, Matt Grandstaff, Will Noble, Andrew Scharf

God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Written by Marianne Krawcyzk
Additional Writing by Stig Asmussen, Ariel Lawrence, William Weissbaum

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
Writer: Benjamin McCaw
Story Dialogue Editor: Marianne Krawczyk

Singularity (Activision)
Written by Marc Guggenheim, Lindsey Allen, Emily Silver
Additional Story and Writing: Jason Henderson, Adam Foshko, Michael Cassutt
Story and Script Consultant: Adam Foshko

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (LucasArts)
Executive Producer-Writer: Haden Blackman
In-Game Script: David Collins, John Stafford, Cameron Suey
Additional Writing: Tid Cooney, Ian Dominguez, Tony Rowe

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