12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Finalists Revealed!

The finalists for the 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been revealed with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2 and downloadable hit Bastion leading the charge at five nominations each. Though Bastion isn't being considered for Game of the Year like Skyrim and Portal 2 the studio behind the title, Supergiant Games, has been nominated for the Best Debut award.

Other Game of the Year nominees unsurprisingly include Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City, Eidos Montreal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and last but not least, FromSoftware's Dark Souls. Click past the break for the full list of Game Developers Choice Award nominees.

Best Game Design

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)

Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

Innovation

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Toys For Bob)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)

L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

Best Technology

Battlefield 3 (DICE)

L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

Crysis 2 (Crytek Frankfurt/UK)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Tiny Tower (NimbleBit)

Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)

Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)

Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment)

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)

Best Audio

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

LittleBigPlanet 2 (Media Molecule)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Downloadable Game

Stacking (Double Fine)

From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier)

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Outland (Housemarque)

Frozen Synapse (Mode 7)

Best Narrative

Portal 2 (Valve)

The Witcher 2 (CD Projekt RED)

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Saints Row: The Third (Volition)

Best Debut

Supergiant Games (Bastion)

Team Bondi (L.A. Noire)

Re-Logic (Terraria)

BioWare Austin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

Best Visual Arts

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Rayman Origins (Ubisoft Montpellier)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Japan)

Battlefield 3 (DICE)

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal)

Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

Organizers will also be announcing nominees for Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement Special Awards in the near future. Winners in all of the major categories will be honored at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 7th. For info head over to GameChoiceAwards.com

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