The Game Awards 2017 Includes Persona 5 as GotY Nominee

The nominees for The Game Awards 2017—taking place on December 7th, live in Los Angeles—have been announced.

The nominees were selected by 51 global media outlets, and Persona 5 is included as a “Game of the Year” nominee, as well as a nominee for “Best Art Direction,” “Best Score/Music,” and “Best Role Playing Game.”

Some of the categories are listed below. The full list of awards open to vote can be found on the official website.

Game of The Year

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Game Direction

Awarded to a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

  • Wolfenstein II (MachineGames / Bethesda)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Wolfenstein II (MachineGames / Bethesda)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Art Direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Score/Music

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)

Best Role Playing Game

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Larian Studios)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)

The Game Awards 2017 will be broadcast live on December 7 at 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST.

Nominee Announcement Video

The Art of Persona 5
Prima Games Prima Games (2017-06-27)
  • Pit93

    Breath of the wild’s music/score is practically nonexistent, because it’s usually just ambient noises. Shouldn’t even be nominated imo.

    • And still, it won…

      • Pit93

        Really? Wow…, well not like i give a shit about awards like that but still…

        • Lusankya

          The winners will be announced on December 7, so we don’t know the results yet…

          • Hmm, you’re right. The news I read about Zelda BotW winning an award for its audio was about the 2017 Golden Joystick Awards. Sorry for the mistake.

  • Generik Erik

    Surprised P5 didn’t get a category in story message.

  • Trevor Cook

    FFXV came out last year why is it on a list?