Northern Arena reveals Canadian Game Awards nominees

Four of the five Game of the Year contenders were made in Vancouver

Luigi's Mansion 3

Northern Arena has revealed the nominees in this year’s inaugural Canadian Game Awards.

As the name suggests, the show aims to honour some of the top games, studios and other figures that the Canadian gaming industry has to offer.

Here are the five nominees for Game of the Year:

  • Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer — developed by Vancouver-based Brace Yourself
  • Far Cry New Dawn — developed by Quebec’s Ubisoft Montreal
  • Gears 5 — developed by Vancouver-based The Coalition
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 — developed by Vancouver-based Next Level Games
  • Pistol Whip — developed by Vancouver-based Cloudhead Games

Meanwhile, the five nominees for Studio of the Year are Ubisoft Montreal, The Coalition, Montreal-based Behaviour Interactive (Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall), Klei Entertainment (Oxygen Not Included) and Digital Extremes (Warframe).

For Best Console Game, these five titles were nominated:

  • Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled — developed by Quebec City-based Beenox
  • Dauntless — developed by Vancouver-based Phoenix Labs
  • Gears 5
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3

The full list of nominees can be found here.

The Canadian Game Awards ceremony was originally announced in February as a live event but was moved to a pre-recorded format earlier this month. Northern Arena attributed the change to concerns surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Nonetheless, the show will go forward on its originally scheduled date of April 9th. You can tune it at 8pm ET through 24-hour esports channel Ginx TV Canada, which is available through Amazon Prime Video, Bell, Eastlink, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Videotron and more.

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