Earlier at this time, Geoff Keighley introduced the nominations for The Recreation Awards 2023, together with the hotly-contested Recreation of the 12 months — the place each The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Tremendous Mario Bros. Surprise are in competition.
However maybe extra spectacular is that Nintendo has secured probably the most nominations of any writer at this yr’s awards, scooping up an impressive 15 nods. Let’s break that down a bit…
Clearly, we have now our two heavy-hitters within the GOTY class — each video games are up for 5 awards every, together with Greatest Artwork Course and Greatest Recreation Course. Zelda can also be up for Greatest Rating and Music and Greatest Motion / Journey Recreation, whereas Mario is competing for Greatest Household Recreation and Greatest Multiplayer Recreation.
By way of different video games, Pikmin 4 has two nominations, one for Greatest Household Recreation and one for Greatest Sim / Technique Recreation. Within the latter class, Nintendo additionally has Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and Hearth Emblem Interact within the working.
Nintendo’s final nomination does not come from a online game, however moderately a film. Yep, Illumination’s The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film is up for Greatest Adaptation. It has been a fairly different yr for Nintendo, and that is mirrored within the nominations.
The final time Nintendo had two video games up for the final word GOTY award was in 2017 when Breath of the Wild (which received the highest prize) and Tremendous Mario Odyssey have been competing — that is a heck of a pair, as is Tears and Surprise.