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Sword & Sworcery, Assassin's Creed top picks for Canadian Videogame Awards

Indie effort Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP earned a whopping nine nominations for the 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards.

The indie effort's main rival is the Assassin's Creed franchise - Revelations nabbed eight nominations, and iOS offering Recollections scored one as well, for a total of nine.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine also won eight nods, as did Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The fledgling team at Eidos Montreal will be hopeful of a win, having been overlooked entirely at the Game Development Talent Awards.

The awards cover Canadian-developed games released in 2011, and of the major triple A titles which are up for consideration, BioWare's Dragon Age II got the least representation, with just one nomination.

This will be the third outing for the yearly awards show, held as part of the Fan Expo Vancouver in April.

See the full list of nominations below, courtesy of Gamasutra.

    Game of the Year
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • FIFA 2012 - Electronic Arts
  • Fight Night Champion - Electronic Arts
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
    Best Console Game
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • Dragon Age II - Bioware
  • FIFA 2012 - Electronic Arts
  • Fight Night Champion - Electronic Arts
    Best Game on the Go
  • A Space Shooter for Free - Frima Studio
  • Assassin's Creed Recollection - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Squibble - MassHabit Games
  • Super Stickman Golf - Noodlecake Studios
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
    Best Downloadable Game
  • Capsized - Alien Trap Games
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes - Cabybara Games
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • Swarm - Hothead Games
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob - Drinkbox Studios
    Best Audio
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • Fight Night Champion - Electronic Arts
  • Need for Speed: The Run - Electronic Arts
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
    Best Social/Casual Game
  • Cranky Cat - March Entertainment
  • GreenSpace - RocketOwl Inc.
  • Margaritaville Online - Exploding Barrel Games
  • Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventures - Untold Entertainment
    Best Game Design
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Capcom Vancouver
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
    Best Technology
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • FIFA 2012 - Electronic Arts
  • Just Dance 3 - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 - Ubisoft Montreal
    Best Visual Arts
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • Need for Speed: The Run - Electronic Arts
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
    Best Writing
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • To the Moon - Freebird Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
    Best Indie Game
  • Capsized - Alien Trap Games
  • DLC Quest - Going Loud Studios
  • Super Stickman Golf - Noodlecake Studios
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob - Drinkbox Studios
    Best New Character
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Adam Jensen) - Eidos-Montreal
  • Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventures (Sissy) - Untold Entertainment
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob (The Blob) - Drinkbox Studios
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
  • Yeti (Yeti) - Metanet Software Inc.
    Best Original Music
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes - Cabybara Games
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
    Innovation Award
  • Battlefield 3 - DICE/Electronic Arts
  • Cows vs. Aliens - XMG Studio
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games
  • To the Moon - Freebird Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment

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