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author: Kamil Kleszyk

Gamescom 2023 Nominations Announced; Armored Core 6 in the Lead

Gamescom organizers have revealed the list of games that will compete for awards at this year's event. The pack is led by Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment
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Only minutes separate us from the start of Europe's biggest gaming festival - the Gamescom trade fair. As every year, during the several-day event in the German city of Cologne, developers from different parts of the world will present their works and related information.

The event will also be accomapnied by the Gamescom Awards ceremony. This year's nominees have just been announced. The list of nominees was drawn up on the basis of votes cast by an international jury, composed of people connected with the gaming industry.

The statuettes will be awarded in 16 categories, with nominations yet to be announced for three of them: Best Trailer, Best Booth and the special Heart Of Gaming award, which honors not only games, DLCs or technologies, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts or notions.

Gamescom Awards - list of nominees

The biggest winner of this year's Gamescom Awards may be the shooter Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. The game by FromSoftware received as many as 7 nominations.. In turn, the following games will compete for the award in four categories: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (even though it has already hit the market). The statues will be handed out on August 25.

Below you can read about the most important categories and their nominees. You can find the full list of nominees here.

Best Visual Effects

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Black Myth: Wukong
  3. Reka
  4. Sand Land
  5. The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo

Best gameplay

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Paper Trail
  3. Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  5. The Wandering Village

Best audio

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Headbangers: Rhythm Royale
  3. Reka
  4. Savant - Ascent Remix
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Xbox game

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Enotria: The Last Song
  3. Mortal Kombat 1
  4. The Wandering Village
  5. Towerborne

Best PlayStation game

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Enotria: The Last Song
  3. Mortal Kombat 1
  4. Sand Land
  5. Tekken 8

Best PC game

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Dwarf Fortress
  3. PayDay 3
  4. Reka
  5. Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Best Nintendo Switch game

  1. Fall of Porcupine
  2. Figment 2: Creed Valley
  3. Paper Trail
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  5. Smurfs 2: Prisoner of the Green Stone

Best mobile game

  1. Genshin Impact
  2. Marvel Snap
  3. Monster Hunter Now
  4. Paper Trail
  5. Sky: Children of the Light

Recall that Gamescom 2023 will be inaugurated by today's Opening Night Live gala, which will begin at 8:00 p.m. CET / 11 a.m. PST and last for two hours. We will be able to follow the event via Twitch and YouTube.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At Gamepressure.com deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.

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