Luigi’s Mansion 2 scores a win at Canadian Videogame Awards

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Still remaining one of my favourite Nintendo 3DS games, Luigi’s Mansion 2 secured itself the ‘Best Game on the Go 2013’ at the Canadian Videogame Awards ahead of last weekend.

The news was celebrated by developer Next Level Games on Twitter, the awards themselves marking the successes of work developed in Canada – a lofty list of 57 finalists no less.

While Ubisoft Montreal perhaps find themselves fairly overrepresented – drawing attention not only for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag but also Watch_Dogs – there’s plenty of praise showered on emerging independent developers.

2013 Award Winners
Best Console Game – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Best Downloadable Game – Guacamelee!
Best Game on the Go – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Best iOS Game – Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Best Social/Casual Game – UNO & Friends
Best Animation – Batman: Arkham Origins
Best Audio – Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Best Game Design – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Best Game Innovation – Contrast
Best Indie Game – Guacamelee!
Best New Character – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Edward Kenway)
Best Original Music – Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon (Power Core by Power Glove)
Best Technology – Dead Rising 3
Best Visual Arts – Batman: Arkham Origins
Best Writing – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Game of the Year – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Fans’ Choice Award – Outlast

2014 Award Winners
Best Console Game – Watch_Dogs
Best Downloadable Game – Child of Light
Best Game on the Go – Skylanders Trap Team
Best iOS Game – Hitman GO
Best Social/Casual Game – i saw her across the world
Best Animation – Child of Light
Best Audio – Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry
Best Game Design – Hitman GO
Best Game Innovation – Super Time Force
Best Indie Game – Always Sometimes Monsters
Best New Character – Child of Light – Aurora
Best Original Music – Child of Light – Aurora’s Theme
Best Technology – Watch_Dogs
Best Visual Arts – Child of Light
Best Writing – Always Sometimes Monsters
Game of the Year – Watch_Dogs
Fans’ Choice Award – Dragons: Rise of Berk

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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