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BAFTA 2012: Arkham City, LA Noire, UC3 lead nominations

Thursday, 16th February 2012 08:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire lead the way for the 2012 BAFTA Game Awards with eight nominations each.

The Rocksteady and Team Bondi epics go up against one another for the Best Game award alongside, FIFA 12, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Also up for nods are Uncharted 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 with six nods, while Portal 2 and Skyrim gain five nominations. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is up for four awards, with Dark Souls gaining two nods.

In the Performer Award, it’ll be the well-known faces of Stephen Fry (LBP2′s narrator) and Stephen Merchant (Portal 2′s Wheatley) going up against the likes of Nolan North (Uncharted 3′s Drake), Aaron Stanton (LA Noire’s Cole Phelps) and Mark Hamil (Arkham City’s Joker), with Togo Igawa (Shogun 2′s Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) rounding off the list.

Get the full list of nominations below.

    Action

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Artistic Achievement

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • LitteBigPlanet 2
  • Raymans Origins
  • The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Audio Achievement

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Dead Space 2
  • The Nightjar
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Game

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • FIFA 2012
  • L.A. Noire
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Debut Game

  • Bastion
  • Eufloria
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • L.A. Noire
  • Monstermind
  • RIFT
    Design

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Portal 2
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
    Family

  • Dance Central 2
  • Kinect Sports 2
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Mario Kart 7
    Game Innovation

  • Bastion
  • Child of Eden
  • From Dust
  • L.A. Noire
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Mobile & Handheld

  • Dead Space iOS
  • Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
  • Peggle
  • Quarrel
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • The Nightjar
    Online – Browser

  • Gardens of Time
  • I Am Playr
  • Monstermind
  • Resistance 3
  • Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
  • The Sims Social
    Online-Multiplayer

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Dark Souls
  • Gears of War 3
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
    Original Music

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • L.A. Noire
  • The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Performer

  • Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
  • Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
  • Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
  • Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2
    Sports/Fitness

  • Dance Central 2
  • DiRT 3
  • F1 2011
  • FIFA 2012
  • Kinect Sports 2
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
    Story

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • L.A. Noire
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Strategy

  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Football Manager 2012
  • From Dust
  • Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2
    BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Dreamweaver
  • Joust!
  • Tick Tock Toys
    GAME Award of 2011
    (The only award to be voted for by the public)

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • FIFA 2012
  • L.A Noire
  • Minecraft
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

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  1. Edo

    Yeah…STRATEGY category makes no sense(apart from Shogun).

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    @1 Exactly. They could have easily added a RPG cat or something. Heck, they’ve nominated Deus Ex in Action cat too so, why the hell a FPS/RPG hybrid in strategy section is beyond me.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    My picks will be this way:

    1.-Action: Batman: Arkham City,2.-Artistic Achievement: Raymans Origins, 3.- Audio Achievement:Battlefield 3, 4.- Best Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 5.- Debut Game: L.A. Noire, 6.- Design : Little big planet 2, 7.- Family:Dance Central 2, 8.- Game Innovation: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 9.- Mobile & Handheld: super mario 3d land, 10.-Online – Browser: Resistance 3, 11.- Online-Multiplayer: Battlefield 3, 12.- Original Music:The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim, 13.-Performer: Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City, 14.- Sports/Fitness: Dance Central 2, 15.- Story: L.A Noire, 16.- Strategy: Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. wiozan

    I always remembered bafta as a credible awards show, then i saw Fifa 2012 in the best game category. Most of the nominations are sane but that… it just invalidates everything they do.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. absolutezero

    Im in the same boat as #4 only its LA Noire thats rubbed me up the wrong way. Get it togethor Bafta.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. fearmonkey

    I don’t understand why LA Noire has received so much love, it was meh to me, and I got bored quickly.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DSB

    It’s pretty sad that the innovation category has pretty much no innovations.

    That says a lot about how the money is being spent at the moment.

    There’s a lot on those lists that don’t make sense.

    Nominating Peggle in 2012? Really?

    #7 2 years ago