DICE Awards 2015 Nominations Announced, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gets Whooping Nine Nominations

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

The nominations for D.I.C.E Awards 2015 has been announced, and its Monolith Productions leading the list of most number of nominations, a total of NINE for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Also, this year's Awards include a brand new category called as "D.I.C.E. Sprite Award" and it is described as "a game having disproportionate resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles), represent a higher degree of risk tolerance, and advances our industry with innovative gameplay and experiences."

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

The games that are nominated for Game of the Year Award are "Destiny, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft". You can check out full list of nominations below.

Game of the Year

  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Far Cry 4
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Titanfall

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Monument Valley
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Outstanding Character

  • Jonathan Irons - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Abigail "Fetch" Walker - inFAMOUS First Light
  • Delsin Rowe - inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Talion - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Transistor

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • This War of Mine
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Wolf Among Us

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Far Cry 4
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive

Action Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Titanfall
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Adventure Game of the Year

  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • The Wolf Among Us

Family Game of the Year

  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Project Spark
  • Skylanders Trap Team

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Guilty Gear Xrd
  • Nidhogg
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Crew

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • The Banner Saga
  • Bravely Default
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 15
  • Madden NFL 15
  • MLB 14: The Show
  • NBA 2K15

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Boom Beach
  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Endless Legend
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • The Banner Saga
  • Hohokum
  • Monument Valley
  • Threes!
  • Transistor

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Bravely Default
  • Child of Light
  • Shovel Knight
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Mobile Game of the Year

  • 80 Days
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Kingdom Rush Origins
  • Monument Valley
  • Threes!

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • World of Tanks: XBox 360 Edition

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Destiny
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Project Spark

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Far Cry 4
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Titanfall

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Lumino City
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Monument Valley
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

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