The Game Awards are back this year, and they announced their nominee list this week. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was nominated for Game of the Year along with Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Control, and The Outer Worlds.
All Nintendo games nominated:
- Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Action Game: Astral Chain
- Action/Adventure: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Art Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Family Game: Luigi’s Mansion 3, Ring Fit Adventure, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Yoshi’s Crafted World
- Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Multiplayer Game: Tetris 99
- Score & Music: Cadence of Hyrule
- Strategy Game: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
After last year’s announcement of Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there’s speculation running amuck that Fighter #5 will be shown at The Game Awards. Sakurai has put out a tweet about the event. A translation of this tweet was published by PushDustIn, founder and former owner of SourceGaming. It reads as follows:
I was wondering why Smash Ultimate was nominated for awards this year when it came out. Then I realized that last year's Game Awards was the day before the game went on sale.— PushDustIn (@PushDustIn) November 20, 2019
Joker stole the Smash invitation at this event. The orchestra performed as well, so I was really moved. https://t.co/CJsNr8YloB
The Game Awards will be located at the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles on December 12th. There's no need to worry if you can't go in person; it will air live on the same day.
Author’s Note: Excited for any game announcements? Any particular games you want to see win? Who do you think will take home Game of the Year? Personally I’m thinking it’ll be Death Stranding, but I think we'll still get another Smash announcement. Let us know in the comments below!