Super Mario 3D World scores four British Academy Games Awards nominations

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Super Mario 3D World has been Nintendo’s greatest early success in this year’s British Academy Games Awards, having received four nominations across the multiple categories.

The Wii U exclusive finds itself nominated under Best Game, Family, Multiplayer and Music, for jazz-infused soundtrack composed by the four-strong team of Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata, and Koji Kondo.

Despite 2013 being a stellar year for the 3DS, it was unable to secure any nominations within the Mobile & Handheld category. Only Animal Crossing: New Leaf made an appearance separately in the Family category, with Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds not to be found anywhere.

The full list of nominations, with those having released on Nintendo platforms indicated in bold, are as follows:

Action & Adventure
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Ubisoft Montreal
BADLAND, Frogmind
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar North
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, TT Games
Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics

Artistic Achievement
Beyond: Two Souls, Quantic Dream
BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games
DEVICE 6, Simogo
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, LEVEL-5
Tearaway, Media Molecule

Audio Achievement
Battlefield 4, DICE
BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games
DEVICE 6, Simogo
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar North
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics

Best Game
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Ubisoft Montreal
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope
Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo
Tearaway, Media Molecule

British Game
DmC Devil May Cry, Capcom
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games
Gunpoint, Suspicious Developments
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, TT Games
The Room Two, Fireproof Games
Tearaway, Media Molecule

Debut Game
BADLAND, Frogmind
Castles in the Sky, The Tall Trees
Gone Home, The Fullbright Company
Gunpoint, Suspicious Developments
Remember Me, Dontnod Entertainment
The Stanley Parable, Galactic Cafe

Family
Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Starbreeze Studios
Rayman Legends, Ubisoft Montpellier
Skylanders Swap Force, Toys for Bob
Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo

Tearaway, Media Molecule

Game Design
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Ubisoft Montreal
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar North
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope
Tearaway, Media Molecule
Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics

Game Innovation
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Starbreeze Studios
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar North
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope
The Stanley Parable, Galactic Cafe
Tearaway, Media Molecule
Year Walk, Simogo

Mobile & Handheld
BADLAND, Frogmind
DEVICE 6, Simogo
Plants vs. Zombies 2, PopCap Games
Ridiculous Fishing, Vlambeer
The Room Two, Fireproof Games
Tearaway, Media Molecule


Multiplayer
Battlefield 4, DICE
DOTA 2, Valve
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar North
The Last of Us, Naught Dog
Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo
World of Tanks, Wargaming.net

Music
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Ubisoft Montreal
Beyond: Two Souls, Quantic Dream
BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo
Tearaway, Media Molecule

Performer
Ashley Johnson (Ellie) – The Last of Us
Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) – BioShock Infinite
Ellen Page (Jodie) – Beyond: Two Souls
Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) – The Stanley Parable
Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) – Grand Theft Auto V
Troy Baker (Joel) – The Last of Us


Sport
F1 2013, Codemasters
FIFA 14, EA Sports
Football Manager 2014, Sports Interactive
Forza Motorsport 5, Turn 10
GRID 2, Codemasters
NBA 2K14, Visual Concepts

Story
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Starbreeze Studios
Gone Home, The Fullbright Company
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar North
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, LEVEL-5
The Stanley Parable, Galactic Cafe

Strategy & Simulation
Civilization V: Brave New World, Firaxis Games
Democracy 3, Positech Games
Forza Motorsport 5, Turn 10
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope
Surgeon Simulator 2013, Bossa Studios
XCOM: Enemy Within, Firaxis Games

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Project Heera: Diamond Heist, Mazhlele
Size DOES Matter, Team DOS
The Unknown, iKnow

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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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