Save up to 50% During Nintendo Switch Game Awards Sale

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In celebration of The Game Awards, which aired December 12, Nintendo is offering a Nintendo eShop sale on digital versions of games that have been nominated and won throughout the last several years of The Game Awards, including Octopath Traveler (Best Role-Playing Game 2018) and Super Mario Odyssey (Best Family Game 2017).

“Nintendo is proud to join The Game Awards today in highlighting the artistry and boundless creativity of the video game industry,” said Nick Chavez, Senior Vice President, Nintendo of America. “By offering a wide selection of distinguished games at a great value, we invite players to discover experiences on Nintendo Switch that continue to delight and inspire fans around the world.”

Here’s the full list of discounted games:

Octopath Traveler $35.99 (40% off)

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda $17.49 (30% off)

Super Mario Odyssey $41.99 (30% off)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim $29.99 (50% off)

DOOM $29.99 (50% off)

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus $29.99 (50% off)

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes $14.99 (50% off)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition $41.99 (30% off)

Sayonara Wild Hearts $10.39 (20% off)

GRIS $8.49 (50% off)

Katana ZERO $9.74 (35% off)

Wargroove $13.99 (30% off)

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition $3.99 (80% off)

CELESTE $9.99 (50% off)

Mortal Kombat 11 $29.99 (50% off)

What Remains of Edith Finch $11.99 (40% off)

The sale ends December 18.

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God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 Top The Game Awards Nominations

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The Game Awards has revealed the list of nominees in each of the 22 categories for 2018. God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 lead the pack with an astounding eight nominations each. In total over 100 games and people have been nominated. The Game Awards will air on December 6 in Los Angeles, CA, and streamed live online.

Rockstar Games doesn’t release many games, but when they do, they tend to make a bit of a splash in the industry. In addition to Game of the Year Red Dead Redemption 2 is up for Best Action/Adventure, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, and Best Performance for Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan.

God of War was an incredibly successful sequel to the long-running franchise. It features an older Kratos shepherding his son through a world of Norse mythology. It’s up for all of the exact same categories, with the Best Performance nod to Christopher Judge as Kratos.

The Game of the Year category has been expanded to six games (previously five). Celesete, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey make up the other games.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the Game of the Year award at last year’s The Game Awards.

Anyone can vote for their favorite games in each category, once every 24 hours. We’ve listed some of the big categories below.

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyseey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

Best Action-Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyseey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Winners will be announced during the live show on Dec. 6.