AIAS Award Nominees Announced

January 13, 2012 -

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs). For 2012, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Sony Computer Entertainment Company) leads the field with a total of twelve nominations. Several titles earned multiple nominations including ten nominations for Portal 2 (Valve Corporation), nine nominations for L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games), and six nominations each for Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks).

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 9th at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas during the 2012 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. They will be hosted by comedian, actor and proud game enthusiast, Jay Mohr. This year’s IAAs will be streamed live on in its entirety at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET. List of nominees below:

Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Action Game of the Year
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Dead Space 2
Gears of War 3
Saints Row: The Third

Adventure Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Star Wars: The Old Republic
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Mobile Game of the Year
Contre Jour
Dead Space
Infinity Blade II
The Dark Meadow

Handheld Game of the Year
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Kirby Mass Attack
Mario Kart 7
Professor Layton and the Last Specter 5
Super Mario 3D Land

Downloadable Game of the Year
Drawn: Trail of Shadows
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Ms. Splosion Man
Orcs Must Die!

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