BAFTA Games Awards 2018 Nominees List Dominated by Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice

BAFTA has announced the nominations for the BAFTA Games Awards 2018, showcasing a total of 45 different games from last year. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice leads the pack this year with nominations in a whopping nine different categories. According to the press release, the nine BAFTA Games Awards nominations for Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice include Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Beyond Entertainment, Game Innovation, Music, Narrative, and Performer. A challenger comes in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn, with an impressive eight nominations, including Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music, Narrative, Original Property, and Performer.

Indie hit What Remains of Edith Finch receives a not-too-shabby total of seven nominations, in Best Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, Music, Narrative, Original Property, and Performer. Two games which have received over five nominations each are Gorogoa and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Interestingly, Game Beyond Entertainment is a new category which debuts in this year’s BAFTA Games Awards, with the purpose of recognizing games that deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment and explore a range of social issues. Here’s a list of every nominated game and category:

Artistic Achievement

Cuphead Development Team – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc.

Gorogoa Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement

Call of Duty: World War II Development Team – Sledgehammer Games/Activision

Destiny 2 Development Team – Bungie/Activision

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice David Garcia Diaz – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Star Wars Battlefront II Development Team – Dice/Electronic Arts

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Development Team – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Best Game

Assassin’s Creed Origins Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

What Remains of Edith Finch Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

British Game

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Monument Valley 2 Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Games

Reigns: Her Majesty Leigh Alexander, FrançOis Alliot, Arnaud De Bock – Nerial Ltd/ Devolver Digital

The Sexy Brutale Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/ Tequila Works

Sniper Elite 4 Development Team – Rebellion/ Rebellion

Total War: Warhammer II Development Team – Creative Assembly/ Sega

Debut Game

Cuphead Development Team – Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc./Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc.

Gorogoa Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive

Hollow Knight Development Team – Team Cherry/Team Cherry

Night in the Woods Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/Finji

The Sexy Brutale Charles Griffiths, James Griffiths, Tom Lansdale – Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works/Tequila Works

Slime Rancher Development Team – Monomi Park/Monomi Park

Evolving Game

Clash Royale Development Team – Supercell/ Supercell

Final Fantasy XV Hajime Tabata – Square Enix/ Square Enix

Fortnite Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games

Overwatch Development Team – Blizzard Entertainment/ Blizzard Entertainment

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Development Team – Pubg Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft

Family

Just Dance 2018 Development Team – Ubisoft Paris/ Ubisoft

Lego Worlds Development Team – Tt Games/ WB Games

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Development Team – Ubisoft/ Ubisoft

Monument Valley 2 Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Games

Snipperclips Development Team – Sfb Games/ Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey Development Team – NintendoEPDd/Nintendo

Game Beyond Entertainment

Bury Me, My Love Development Team – the Pixel Hunt & Fig/ Arte & Playdius

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Last Day of June Massimo Guarini, Elia Randon, Andrew Thompson – Ovosonico/505 Games

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Development Team – Deck Nine Games, Square Enix/Square Enix

Night in the Woods Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji

Sea Hero Quest VR Matthew Hyde, Max Scott-Slade, Hugo Scott-Slade – Glitchers/ Glitchers

Game Design

Assassin’s Creed Origins Development Team – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Nier Automata Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/ Square Enix

Super Mario Odyssey Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

What Remains of Edith Finch Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Game Innovation

Gorogoa Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Development Team – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Nier Automata Development Team – Platinum Games; Square Enix/Square Enix

Snipperclips Development Team – Sfb Games/Nintendo

What Remains of Edith Finch Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Mobile Game

Bury Me, My Love Development Team – the Pixel Hunt & Fig/ Arte & Playdius

Golf Clash Paul Gouge, Alex Rigby, Gareth Jones – Playdemic/Playdemic

Gorogoa Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive

Kami 2 Development Team – State of Play/State of Play

Monument Valley 2 Development Team – Ustwo Games/Ustwo Games

Stranger Things: The Game Development Team – Bonusxp, Inc./Bonusxp, Inc.

Multiplayer

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Development Team – Larian Studios/ Larian Studios Games

Fortnite Development Team – Epic Games/ Epic Games

Gang Beasts Development Team – Boneloaf/ Double Fine Productions

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Development Team – Pubg Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.

Splatoon 2 Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Star Trek Bridge Crew Development Team – Red Storm Entertainment/ Ubisoft

Music

Cuphead Development Team – Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc./Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc.

Get Even Development Team – The Farm 51/ Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice David Garcia Diaz, Andy Laplegua – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Development Team – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

What Remains of Edith Finch Jeff Russo – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Narrative

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Tameem Antoniades – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Night in the Woods Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji

Tacoma Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja – Fullbright/ Fullbright

What Remains of Edith Finch Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson BjöRk, Tom Keegan – Machine Games/ Bethesda

Original Property

Cuphead Chad Moldenhauer, Jared Moldenhauer – Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc./Studiomdhr Entertainment Inc.

Gorogoa Development Team – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive

Horizon Zero Dawn Development Team – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Night in the Woods Scott Benson, Alec Holowka, Bethany Hockenberry – InfiniteFall/ Finji

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Development Team – Pubg Corp/ Bluehole, Inc.

What Remains of Edith Finch Development Team – Giant Sparrow/Annapurna Interactive

Performer

Abubakar Salim as Bayek in Assassin’s Creed Origins

Ashly Burch as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn

Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Valerie Rose Lohman as Edith Finch in What Remains of Edith Finch

The general public can purchase their tickets here for the honor of attending the BAFTA Games Awards 2018. At a price of £55 or approximately $76, attendees will be able to walk the red carpet alongside the best of the gaming industry from around the world, watch the actual ceremony in person, as well as bring home the official event brochure and special edition chocolate ‘Tiddly BAFTAs’ created for the event by Hotel Chocolat.

The BAFTA Games Awards 2018 ceremony will be hosted by Dara O’Briain and will take place at Troxy, London on 12th April 2018. Here is a list of major social, online and gaming platforms where the event will be streamed live at an unspecified time.