The Game Awards are coming, airing on 9th December to grace us with game trailers, adverts for PC gear and occasionally some game awards. Ok, we've been a tad snarky there, but it is a big annual event in the gaming calendar and the Switch has some notable nominees this time around.

The most exciting is Metroid Dread being up for Game of the Year, which is an awesome achievement. It's up against some tough competition, and like every other category it's fan-voted - you need to create a sign-in and vote on this official Game Awards page. Below are the nominees.

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

You can watch the video above or scroll through the official Twitter feed for all the nominations, but we've picked out some with specific Switch or Nintendo interest below.

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Independent Game

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

Most Anticipated Game

Best Family

Best Role Playing

So there you have it, quite a lot of interest from a Switch perspective. You can vote for winners on the official website link above or below - which games do you think will be the big winners on the night?