Luigi's Mansion 3

Back in October last year, we found out the New York Videogame Critics Circle would honour Nintendo of America's former president Reggie Fils-Aimé at the 9th annual New York Game Awards Ceremony. He'll be receiving the Andrew Yoon Legend Award, confirming his 'legend' status.

Now, the games up for nomination have been revealed. The ceremony itself takes place at the SVA Theatre in New York City on 21st January. The Nintendo highlight is Luigi's Mansion 3 being nominated for best game of the year. It's up against titles such as The Outer Worlds, The Game Awards 2019 winner Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding and the indie hit, Disco Elysium.

There are a total of four Nintendo titles up for nomination in the kids category. These games include Tetris 99, Super Mario Maker 2, Pokémon Sword and Shield and Luigi's Mansion 3. In the best-augmented reality and virtual reality category, the Labo VR kit is representing the Switch. On the indie front, Untitled Goose Game is in with a chance to win the best indie game award and Pokémon Sword and Shield has also received a nomination for best music.

One of the more interesting categories is the best remake award, filled with games like The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey and Resident Evil 2. View all of the nominees below:


Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Outer Wilds
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Death Stranding
  • Telling Lies
  • Disco Elysium

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

  • Tetris 99
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Adventure Academy
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
  • Concrete Genie
  • The King's Bird

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • Immortal Rogue
  • The Elder Scrolls: Blades
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Grindstone
  • Rayman Mini
  • Sky: Children of the Light
  • Pilgrims

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game

  • Nintendo Labo VR Kit
  • Sea Hero Quest
  • Minecraft Earth
  • Stormland
  • Trover Saves The Universe
  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
  • Blood & Truth

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

  • Ape Out
  • Sunless Skies
  • Heaven's Vault
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Telling Lies
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Disco Elysium
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Untitled Goose Game

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Tropico 6
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Borderlands 3
  • Death Stranding
  • Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
  • Hypnospace Outlaw

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Death Stranding
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Outer Wilds
  • Hypnospace Outlaw

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing

  • Erica
  • Telling Lies
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Disco Elysium
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Death Stranding
  • Life is Strange 2

Joltin' Joe Award: Best Esports Player of the Year

  • VK Loon
  • Doinb
  • Sinatraa
  • Bugha
  • Arslan Ash
  • MKLeo

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Faye Kingslee as Nico in Devil May Cry 5
  • Norman Reedus as Sam in Death Stranding
  • Margaret Qualley as Mama in
  • Death Stranding
  • Courtney Hope as Jesse In Control
  • Debra Wilson as Cere in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman in Death Stranding
  • Alexandra Shipp as Ava in Telling Lies
  • Logan Marshall Green as David in Telling Lies

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

  • Resident Evil 2
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Captain Award for Best Esports Team
  • Astralis (CSGO)
  • San Francisco Shock (Overwatch)
  • FPX (League of Legends)
  • OG (Dota 2)
  • TSM (Apex Legends)

[via gonintendo.com, nygamecritics.com]