The New York Game Awards Announces 2020 Nominees

This evening, the New York Videogame Critics Circle announced nominees for the ninth annual New York Game Awards, happening on January 21st. You can check out the full list of nominees below, and if you happen to be in NYC, you can buy tickets here. The event will be held at the SVA Theatre, and will apparently be hosted by writers from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. There will also be a special presentation of the Andrew Yoon Legend Award, which this year will go to former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé.

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Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year
● Luigi's Mansion 3
● The Outer Worlds
● Outer Wilds
● A Plague Tale: Innocence
● Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
● Resident Evil 2
● Death Stranding
● Telling Lies
● Disco Elysium

Central Park Children's Zoo Award for Best Kids Game
● Tetris 99
● Super Mario Maker 2
● Adventure Academy
● Luigi's Mansion 3
● Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
● Concrete Genie
● The King's Bird

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game
● Immortal Rogue
● The Elder Scrolls: Blades
● Sayonara Wild Hearts
● Grindstone
● Rayman Mini
● Sky: Children of the Light
● Pilgrims

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game
● Nintendo Labo VR Kit
● Sea Hero Quest
● Minecraft Earth
● Stormland
● Trover Saves The Universe
● Asgard's Wrath
● Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
● Blood & Truth

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game
● Ape Out
● Sunless Skies
● Heaven's Vault
● A Plague Tale: Innocence
● Telling Lies
● Sayonara Wild Hearts
● Disco Elysium
● Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
● Untitled Goose Game

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game
● Far Cry New Dawn
● Tropico 6
● Sayonara Wild Hearts
● Borderlands 3
● Death Stranding
● Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
● Hypnospace Outlaw

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World
● Kingdom Hearts III
● Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
● Devil May Cry 5
● Death Stranding
● The Outer Worlds
● Outer Wilds
● Hypnospace Outlaw

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing
● Erica
● Telling Lies
● The Outer Worlds
● Disco Elysium
● Hypnospace Outlaw
● Plague Tale: Innocence
● Death Stranding
● Life is Strange 2

Joltin' Joe Award: Best Esports Player of the Year
● VK Loon
● Doinb
● Sinatraa
● Bugha
● Arslan Ash
● MKLeo

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game
● Faye Kingslee as Nico in Devil May Cry 5
● Norman Reedus as Sam in Death Stranding
● Margaret Qualley as Mama in Death Stranding
● Courtney Hope as Jesse in Control
● Debra Wilson as Cere in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
● Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman in Death Stranding
● Alexandra Shipp as Ava in Telling Lies
● Logan Marshall Green as David in Telling Lies

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake
● Resident Evil 2
● ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
● Katamari Damacy Reroll
● Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
● The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Captain Award for Best Esports Team
● Astralis (CS:GO)
● San Francisco Shock (Overwatch)
● FPX (League of Legends)
● OG (Dota 2)
● TSM (Apex Legends)

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