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After last year not having any form of Nintendo precense at the British Academy of Game Awards (The videogame equivalent of BAFTAS... the BAGAS just doesn't sound right), not even so much as a nomination.

 

I am pleased to let you know that they're back in business time around with nominations in various categories;

 

  • Super Mario 3D World is nominated for best game
  • Unsurprisingly this wasn't the last we were going to hear of the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World at the BAFTA Game awards; Super Mario 3D World is also nominated in a trio of other categories including the Family, Multiplayer and Music categories.

British Academy Games Awards... BAGAS!?

But its not a one man show for Nintendo, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is up against the big hitting 3D Mario title in the Family category.

Something quite surprising about this nominations list is that there is no Nintendo entrant in the Mobile & Handheld category despite the continuing success of the Nintendo 3DS and its ever increasing catalogue of big name games like the Zelda series' Link Between Worlds.

 

You can see the full list of nominees in the below categories

Action & Adventure
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
BADLAND
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Tomb Raider

Artistic Achievement
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
DEVICE 6
The Last of Us
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Tearaway

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
DEVICE 6
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best Game
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Papers, Please
Super Mario 3D World
Tearaway

British Game
DmC Devil May Cry
Grand Theft Auto V
Gunpoint
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
The Room Two
Tearaway

Debut Game
BADLAND
Castles in the Sky
Gone Home
Gunpoint
Remember Me
The Stanley Parable

Family
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Rayman Legends
Skylanders Swap Force
Super Mario 3D World
Tearaway

Game Design
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Papers, Please
Tearaway
Tomb Raider

Game Innovation
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Grand Theft Auto V
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable
Tearaway
Year Walk

Mobile & Handheld
BADLAND
DEVICE 6
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Ridiculous Fishing
The Room Two
Tearaway

Multiplayer
Battlefield 4
DOTA 2
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Super Mario 3D World
World of Tanks

Music
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite
The Last of Us
Super Mario 3D World
Tearaway

Performer
Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of Us
Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) – BioShock Infinite
Ellen Page (Jodie) – Beyond: Two Souls
Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) – The Stanley Parable
Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) – Grand Theft Auto V
Troy Baker (Joel) – The Last of Us

Sport
F1 2013
FIFA 14
Football Manager 2014
Forza Motorsport 5
GRID 2
NBA 2K14

Story
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Gone Home
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The Stanley Parable

Strategy & Simulation
Civilization V: Brave New World
Democracy 3
Forza Motorsport 5
Papers, Please
Surgeon Simulator 2013
XCOM: Enemy Within

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Project Heera: Diamond Heist
Chinchkar Tanmay Subhash, Shastry Neeraj Pramod, Dhongde Shashank Sunil, Dave Dhruv Prakashchandra, Shriram Srinivasan
(Mazhlele)
Size DOES Matter
Mattis Delerud, Silje Dahl, Lars Andersen, Trond Fasteraune, Nick La Rooy
(Team DOS)
The Unknown
Chenying Wan, Qiwei Feng, Luyue Zhang, Zhaoxuan Li, Neil Cullen
(iKnow)

 

 [list source: awards.bafta.org]

 

The awards ceremony will be taking place on March 12th 2014. If 3D World doesn't pickup a few awards, something is very wrong with the world. And good luck to Animal Crossing too!

 

Who do you guys think will win in what categories? I suspect The Last of Us and GTA V are going to be cleaning up quite a bit.