Update – November 15: Both entries for Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia have been fixed.
The nominees for The Game Awards 2017 have been announced. You can take a look at all of the nominees on the official Awards page.
Not only will you see a ton of games, but you’ll also see quite the mistake on one of the listings. And no, it’s not a nomination I didn’t want.
Game Awards Producer Geoff Keighley lists Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia under the Best Mobile Game and Best Handheld Game categories respectively on his post in Medium. On the official awards page, however, both games are currently listed as “Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia.”
Also, though I don’t have the screenshots to prove it, I distinctly remember seeing that Fire Emblem Echoes was correctly listed under Best Handheld Game. Now it’s Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Update: They fixed the name for Fire Emblem Heroes under Best Mobile Game but gave it the picture for Fire Emblem Echoes. Fire Emblem Echoes still shows up as Fire Emblem Heroes: Shadows of Valentia under Best Handheld Game.
I guess there’s only one thing to say.
Just kidding. It’s nothing a quick spell check shouldn’t fix.
The Game Awards 2017 is scheduled to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 7 in 4K HD format, according to an official blog post. The show will feature exclusive game world premieres, new game announcements, and musical performances. The live stream will be available on more than 16 gaming and digital streaming platforms, including localized versions for Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese audiences. Fans can vote on select categories using Facebook Messenger, Google Search, Twitter DM, and at TheGameAwards.com Highlights will also be featured in a Snapchat Live Story.
The game awards featured over 8.5 million viewers in 2016, according to the blog post.
This year’s The Game Awards will see the first ever Student Game Award, according to another blog post. Out of five emerging game development talent at the high school and university/college level, one will be awarded the SGA by a panel that includes Bethesda Game Studios Executive Producer and Game Director Todd Howard, Supercell CEO and Co-founder Illka Paananen, EA Motive Design Director Kim Swift, Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella, and Kojima Productions Director and Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima. The SGA will be awarded to a team or individual “based on the excellence and ambition of a game, without regard to the team size or subject matter.”
The nominees for Best Student Game are Meaning by Hariz Yet at DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore; Level Squared by Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, and Dane Perry Svendsen at Swinburne University of Technology; Impulsion by Hugo Verger, Rémi Bertrand, and Maxime Lupinski at IIM – Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia; Falling Sky by Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savov, and Mohsen Shah at National Film and Television School; Hollowed by Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, and Charley Choucard at University of Central Florida – Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy; and From Light by Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, and Sherveen Uduwana at University of Southern California.