Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Hades are the two Switch games that show up in more categories than you think.
It’s that time of year again. Geoff Keighly will be hosting the seventh annual Game Awards event. The Game of the Year contains the following games: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, and The Last of Us Part II. For the first time ever, an Animal Crossing game and a management simulation game will be nominated in the GOTY category. Hades and other popular games to play on Switch also made it in. The following is the list of Switch games that were nominated:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons is nominated in the GOTY, Best Family, and Best Multiplayer categories.
- Out of all the Switch games, Hades has the most nominations and is nominated in the GOTY, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score & Music, Best Performance, Best Indie, and Best Action categories.
- Fortnite is nominated in the Best Ongoing, Best Community Support, and Best Esports Game.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Paper Mario: The Origami King, and Minecraft Dungeons are all nominated in the Best Family category.
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps is nominated in the Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, and Best Action/Adventure.
- Through the Darkest Times, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, and, If Found… are all nominated in the Games for Impact category.
- Spiritfarer is nominated in the Best Indie Game and Games for Impact categories.
- Carrion is nominated in the Best Indie Game and Best Debut Game categoires.
- Raji: An Ancient Epic and Röki are both nominated in the Best Debut Game category.
- Streets of Rage 4 is nominated in the Best Action category.
- Mortal Kombat 11/Ultimate and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe: Late[cl-r] are both nominated in the Best Fighting Game category.
- FIFA 21 and NBA 2K21 are both nominated in the Best Sports/Racing category.
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.