The nominees have been announced for the third annual The Game Awards ceremony, which is now just a few weeks away. It’s been a relatively quiet year for Nintendo, as most of its internal resources have been dedicated to preparing for the launch of its new console next March, but that hasn’t stopped a handful of its releases from picking up nominations this year.

Fire Emblem Fates appears in both the Best Strategy Game and Best Mobile/Handheld Game categories, and is joined by Monster Hunter Generations in the latter. Xenoblade Chronicles X faces some competition in the best RPG category, while Pokkèn Tournament grapples for Best Fighting Game. Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sits comfortably in the Most Anticipated Games category.

While technically not a Nintendo game, Pokèmon GO is well-represented at this year’s award show, as well, with nominations for both Best Mobile/Handheld Game and Best Family Game.

One more Nintendo-related nomination is for Pokèmon Uranium, a fan-made title which is being recognized in the Best Fan Creation category.

The Game Awards 2016 will be streamed live at 6:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 1st, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Interested in more than just Nintendo games? Check out the full list of The Game Awards 2016 categories and nominees!


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Written by Brittin Shauers

Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.

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