Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire lead 2012 BAFTAs with 8 noms each

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the nominees for the 2012 BAFTA Video Game Awards. In all, 48 games were nominated in 18 categories including four new awards for this year: “Debut Game,” “Online – Browser,” “Online – Multiplayer,” and “Performer.”

Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire garnered the most nominations from the BAFTA board with eight apiece. Several other games have a chance to win big when the awards are handed out on March 16 including Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (six nominations), LittleBigPlanet 2 (also six), Portal 2 (five), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (five), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (four).

Arkham City, Skyrim, L.A. Noire, and Portal 2 will be competing for the prestigious “Best Game” award along with FIFA Soccer 12 amd The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Finally, voting for the BAFTA’s yearly audience participation award, The GAME Award, is now online at BAFTAGAMEAward.com.

Hit the jump for a complete list of all the nominees.

Best Game

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

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
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • L.A. Noire
  • LitteBigPlanet 2
  • Raymans Origins
  • 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

Debut Game

  • Bastion
  • Eufloria
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • L.A. Noire
  • Monstermind
  • Rift

Design

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

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
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • LittleBigPlanet 2

Mobile & Handheld

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

Online – Browser

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

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
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • L.A. Noire
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Performer

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

Sports/Fitness

  • Dance Central 2
  • Dirt 3
  • Fl 2011
  • FIFA Soccer 2012
  • Kinect Sports 2
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Story

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

Strategy

  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Football Manager 2012
  • From Dust
  • Tom Clancy’s 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

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