The Game Awards for 2021 are nearly upon us, bringing a wealth of announcements and trailers for games coming in 2022 and 2023 – oh, and there are honours for the best games of this year, too. Nominees for the December 9 award show have been announced today, including some of our big favourites here at the PCGN towers, like Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, and Psychonauts 2.
Those three games are up for the big Game of the Year award, alongside It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Deathloop comes up again and again in the nominations, with nods for game direction, narrative, art direction, and multiple nominations in the performance category.
The Game Awards will broadcast on Thursday, December 9, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Unlike last year’s show, this one will once again have a live audience, music, and on-stage presenters, and will feature announcements on around 40 to 50 games, including at least ten brand-new game announcements.