Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nominated for Game of the Year at New York Game Awards

Other Nintendo games are in the mix for a variety of different awards!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 01/05/2024 13:44 Comment on this     ShareThis

Although we’ve already transitioned into 2024, the video game world is not quite done with the previous year just yet. The New York Games Awards, which is put together by the New York Videogames Critics Circle,has released its list of nominees for the best of 2023, and a number Nintendo titles have made the cut. Here’s the full roster of nominations for your perusal:

Best Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Starfield

Best Indie Game

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • El Paso Elsewhere
  • Jusant
  • Pizza Tower
  • Sea of Stars
  • The Talos Principle 2
  • Viewfinder

Best Writing in a Game

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Starfield
  • Tchia
  • Thirsty Suitors

Best World

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Starfield

Best Music in a Game

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Tchia
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Acting in a Game

  • Amelia Tyler as The Narrator in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy 16
  • Elizabeth Saydah as Riley in Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals
  • Idris Elba as Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon as Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3

Best AR/VR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
  • Body of Mine
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Humanity
  • We Are One

Best Kids Game

Best Mobile Game

  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Kimono Cats
  • Laya’s Horizon
  • Monster Hunter Now
  • Terra Nil

Best Remake

Best Esports Player of the Year

  • Alexis ‘Zen’ Bernier (Team Vitality) – Rocket League
  • Arslan ‘Arslan Ash’ Siddique (Twisted Minds/Red Bull eSports) – Tekken 7
  • Choi ‘Zeus’ Woo-je (T1) – League of Legends
  • Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-Hyeok (T1) – League of Legends
  • Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut (Team Vitality) – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez (New York Subliners) – Call of Duty

Best Hidden Gem

  • 9 Years of Shadow
  • American Arcadia
  • Conrad Stevenson’s Paranormal P.I.
  • Outer Terror
  • Slay the Princess
  • Videoverse

Best DLC

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
  • God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla
  • Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores
  • Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways
  • Vampire Survivors: Co-op Mode

Best Games Journalism

  • Andrea Long Chu, Vulture
  • Blessing Adeoye Jr., Kinda Funny Games
  • Brendan Sinclair, GamesIndustry.biz
  • Ed Smith, PCGamesN/Bullet Points Monthly
  • Hanif Abdurraqib, The Paris Review
  • Nicole Carpenter, Polygon
  • Reid McCarter, Bullet Points Monthly

Nintendo software pops up quite a few other times, including nods for Pikmin 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Super Mario RPG, and Metroid Prime Remastered. There are other gems mixed in that are multiplatform on Nintendo hardware, such as Sea of Stars, which really hammers home what a magical year 2023 was for video games. The winners will be announced on January 23, 2024 with the ceremony being held at the SVA Theatre in New York, New York. The 13th New York Game Awards will be hosted by Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog—you can give it a watch at this link.

Who do think will be the winners? Give your guesses down below!

Source: New York Videogames Critics Circle Website

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