Uncharted 2 Leads Nominees For AIAS Awards

Uncharted 2's 15 nominations lead all games up for honours at the Interactive Achievement Awards, given by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Assassin's Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum also are among the multiple nominees, announced Thursday.

Assassin's Creed II got 10 nominations; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 nine; Batman: Arkham Asylum received 8; and four were given to both Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and Brütal Legend.

Three new awards were also created for this year's presentation, the 13th annual. They are Portable Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, and Social Networking Game of the Year.

The awards will be given on February 18 in Las Vegas during the DICE Summit 2010. Comedian and actor Jay Mohr returns for his fifth year hosting the show.

Following is a partial list of nominees. A full list may be found here [.pdf]

Overall Game of the Year:

Assassin's Creed II

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Publisher: Eidos/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Infinity Ward

Dragon Age: Origins

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: BioWare

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: Naughty Dog

Action Game of the Year:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Infinity Ward

Left 4 Dead 2

Publisher and Developer: Valve Software

Prototype

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Radical Entertainment

Red Faction: Guerrilla

Publisher: THQ

Developer: Volition

Shadow Complex

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Chair Entertainment

Casual Game of The Year:

Drawn: The Painted Tower

Publisher and Developer: Big Fish Games

Flower

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: thatgamecompany

Flight Control

Publisher and Developer: Firemint

Plants Vs. Zombies

Publisher and Developer: PopCap Games

Scribblenauts

Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Developer: 5th Cell Media

Role Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:

Borderlands

Publisher: 2K Games

Developer: Gearbox Software

Champions Online

Publisher: Atari

Developer: Cryptic Studios

Demon's Souls

Publisher: Atlus

Developer: From Software

Dragon Age: Origins

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Bioware

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Alphadream

Social Networking Game of the Year:

Bejeweled Blitz

Publisher and Developer: PopCapGames

Farmtown

Publisher and Developer: Codebell

FarmVille

Publisher and Developer: Zynga

Restaurant City

Publisher: Electronic Arts/Playfish

Developer: Playfish

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

Demon's Soul's

Publisher: Atlus

Developer: From Software

Farmville

Publisher and Developer: Zynga

Flower

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: thatgamecompany

Scribblenauts

Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Developer: 5th Cell Media

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: Naughty Dog

Adventure Game of The Year:

Assassin's Creed II

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Publisher: Eidos/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Publisher and Developer: Nintendo

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: Insomniac Games

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Developer: Naughty Dog


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