Spike's newly minted VGX brand is part of a step away from its previous Hollywood-style approach

Spike TV's annual video game awards show, newly re-branded this year as VGX, has released the list of nominees for its 7th December ceremony.

Nintendo doesn't make that bad of a showing among the potential winners, with Nintendo-only titles receiving 10 nominations (11 if you want to count the Wii U version of Rayman Legends) among five categories — only one of which is "Best Nintendo Game." Even Super Mario 3D World, which hasn't been released at the time of writing, has impressed the VGX Advisory Council enough to be up for the coveted Game of the Year award.

Nintendo's nominations, along with the competition in each category, is listed below. All Nintendo titles will appear at the top of each list:

Game of the Year

Super Mario 3D World
BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best RPG

Fire Emblem: Awakening
Pokemon X/Y
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Best Nintendo Game

Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends
Super Mario 3D World
The Wonderful 101

Best Handheld Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Pokemon X/Y
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Disney Infinity
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
Skylanders SWAP Force

VGX will begin airing at 6pm EST on 7th December and be available globally at VGXLIVE.com. Are you rooting for a particular favourite? Think a certain title got burned in the nominations? Let us know below!

[source spike.com, via spike.com]