Kodoani.com – The Game Awards announced its 2022 nominations on Monday. Game of the Year nominees include FromSoftware’s Elden Ring and Monolith Soft and Nintendo’s Bandai Namco and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Other nominations include A Plague Tale: Requiem, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West and Stray.
Elden Ring has also been nominated for Best Game Direction, Best Narration, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Sound Design, and Best Role Playing. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 also received nominations for Best Score and Music and Best Role Playing.
Other contenders from the Japanese game franchise, either developed or published by Japanese companies or their overseas subsidiaries, include:
Best Ongoing Game: Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix) Best Community Support: Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix) Best Action: Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games/Nintendo) Best Role Playing: Live a Live (Square Enix/Nintendo) Best Role Playing: Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo/The Pokémon Company) Best Role Playing: Triangle Strategy (Square Enix) Best Battle: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure : All Star Battle R (Bandai) Namco) Best Family: The King of Fighters XV (SNK) Best Family: Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo) Best Family: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (/Ubisoft) Best Family: Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo) Best Family: Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) Best Sim/Strategy: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft) Best Multiplayer: Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) Most anticipated: Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix) Yes most anticipated: Resident Evil 4 (CAPCOM) Most anticipated: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo) Ch Best Adaptation: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger /CD Projekt, Netflix) Best Adaptation: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega / Paramount Pictures)
The award ceremony will be held on December 8.
Last year, Tales of Arise won Best RPG, Final Fantasy XIV won Best Ongoing Game and Best Community Support, Metroid Dread won Best Action/Adventure, Guilty Gear Strive won. Best Fight, Keiichi Okabe takes points for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 Best Soundtrack and Music, Maggie Robertson wins Best Performance for her role in Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 wins VR/AR Best Game and Elden Ring won Most Expected Game.