Spike TV has revealed its list of 2011 Video Game Awards (VGA) nominees, as well as the announcement it will be naming the Legend of Zelda franchise as its very first Hall of Fame inductee.
The video game hopefuls are split amongst 25 categories which cover every conceivable achievement in the industry from Best Games on individual consoles, to Best Independent Game, Best DLC, and Best Performance By a Human Male/Female. Overall, Portal 2 and Batman: Arkham City lead the pack with 12 and 10 nominations, respectively. Here's a glimpse at some of the top contenders:
Game of the Year
Best Independent Game
Best Performance by a Human Male
(You can find the complete list here here)
In addition to handing out its regular batch of awards this year, Spike TV will also be honoring the Legend of Zelda franchise with the inaugural space in its Video Game Hall of Fame.
"It is only
natural to start with Zelda," said Geoff Keighley, executive in
charge, publisher relations, Spike. "'The Legend of Zelda' is a
franchise that inspired many of us to see the potential of games when
it debuted 25 years ago, and one that has successfully transitioned
from one game console generation to the next and continually shown
the narrative and artistic potential of the medium."
You can cheer on Link and company, as well as catch some previews of the new Alan Wake and BioWare games, when Spike TV's 2011 VGAs air on December 10 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
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