The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt leads all nominees at the 2015 Game Awards

Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards are back for another year and the nominees for the 2015 edition were announced late last week. From Software’s Bloodborne, Bethesda’s Fallout 4, Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker, and CD Project Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will all compete for the coveted “Game of the Year.”

Besides Game of the Year, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt actually lead the competition with six total nominations including “Best Narrative,” “Best Performance,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Score/Soundtrack,” and “Best Role-Playing Game.” CD Projekt Red is also up for “Developer of the Year” due to their exemplary work on the game.

The 2015 Game Awards will be held on Thursday, December 3 at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time). Fans will be able to watch the show on a variety of platforms and devices including YouTube, Twitch, Steam, the PlayStation Network, Wii U, Xbox Live, and Go90. And don’t forget, plenty of “World Premiere Trailers” will make their debut in between the awards.

The full list of nominees and awards can be found after the break.

Jury Voted

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne (From Software, Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions, Konami)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4, Nintendo)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Developer of the Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • CD Projekt Red
  • From Software
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Undertale (Tobyfox)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell (Moppin, Devolver Digital)
  • Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios|Behaviour Interactive, Bethesda Softworks)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal, Square Enix)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom)
  • Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale, Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Narrative

  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment, Square Enix)
  • Tales From the Borderlands (Telltale Games)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Until Dawn (Supermassive Games, Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life Is Strange)
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Bloodborne (From Software, Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions, Konami)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4 (Inon Zur, Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Kazuma Jinnouchi, 343 Industries)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, Daniel James, Kojima Productions)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Gareth Coker, Moon Studios)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Percival, CD Projekt Red)

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch, Activision)
  • Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie, Activision)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2, Nintendo)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront (EA DICE, Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions, Konami)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics, Microsoft Studios)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Bloodborne (From Software, Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks)
  • Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian Entertainment, Paradox Interactive)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Undertale (Tobyfox)

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (Arc System Works, Aksys Games)
  • Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Rise of Incarnates (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Rising Thunder (Radiant Entertainment)

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity: Star Wars (Avalanche Software, Disney Interactive)
  • Lego Dimensions (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers (Vicarious Visions|Beenox, Activision)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2, Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4, Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16 (EA Canada, Electronic Arts)
  • Forza Motorsport 6 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • NBA 2K16 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES Productions, Konami)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch, Activision)
  • Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie, Activision)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2, Nintendo)

Games For Change

  • Cibele (Nina Freeman)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment, Square Enix)
  • Sunset (Tale of Tales)
  • Undertale (Tobyfox)

Fan’s Choice

Most Anticipated Game

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games, Sony Computer Entertaiment)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment, Microsoft Studios)
  • The Last Guardian (GenDesign, Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog, Sony Computer Entertainment)

eSports Player of the Year

  • Kenny “KennyS” Schrub (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team EnVyUs)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends, SK Telecom T1)
  • Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fnatic)
  • Peter “ppd” Dager (DOTA 2, Evil Geniuses)
  • Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan (Dota 2, Evil Geniuses)

eSports Team of the Year

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Optic Gaming
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team SoloMid

eSports Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games, Activision)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve)
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)

Trending Gamer

  • Total Biscuit
  • Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
  • Greg Miller
  • Markiplier
  • PewDiePie

Best Fan Creation

  • Grand Theft Auto V: Targets (Hoodoo Operator)
  • Real Grand Theft Auto (Corridor Digital)
  • Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)
  • Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels (Baddboy78, theycallmeshaky)
  • Twitch Plays Dark Souls (Twitch Community)
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