Uncharted 2 Leads Nominees for AIAS Awards

Uncharted 2's 15 nominations lead all games up for honors at the Interactive Achievement Awards, given by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Assassin's Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum also are among the multiple nominees, announced Thursday.

Assassin's Creed II got 10 nominations; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 nine; Batman: Arkham Asylum received 8; and four were given to both Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and Brütal Legend.

Three new awards were also created for this year's presentation, the 13th annual. They are Portable Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, and Social Networking Game of the Year.

The awards will be given Feb. 18 in Las Vegas during the DICE Summit 2010. Comedian and actor Jay Mohr returns for his fifth year hosting the show.

Following is a partial list of nominees. A full list may be found here [.pdf]

Overall Game of the Year:
Assassin's Creed II
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Publisher: Eidos/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward

Dragon Age: Origins
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog

Action Game of the Year:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward

Left 4 Dead 2
Publisher and Developer: Valve Software

Prototype
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Radical Entertainment

Red Faction: Guerrilla
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition

Shadow Complex
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Chair Entertainment

Casual Game of The Year:
Drawn: The Painted Tower
Publisher and Developer: Big Fish Games

Flower
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Flight Control
Publisher and Developer: Firemint

Plants Vs. Zombies
Publisher and Developer: PopCap Games

Scribblenauts
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
Developer: 5th Cell Media

Role Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:
Borderlands
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software

Champions Online
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Cryptic Studios

Demon's Souls
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: From Software

Dragon Age: Origins
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Bioware

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Alphadream

Social Networking Game of the Year:
Bejeweled Blitz
Publisher and Developer: PopCapGames

Farmtown
Publisher and Developer: Codebell

FarmVille
Publisher and Developer: Zynga

Restaurant City
Publisher: Electronic Arts/Playfish
Developer: Playfish

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:
Demon's Soul's
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: From Software

Farmville
Publisher and Developer: Zynga

Flower
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: thatgamecompany

Scribblenauts
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
Developer: 5th Cell Media

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog

Adventure Game of The Year:
Assassin's Creed II
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Publisher: Eidos/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios

New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Publisher and Developer: Nintendo

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Insomniac Games

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog