Canadian Videogame Awards Announce 2010 Finalists

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II Leads with Seven Nominations

VANCOUVER, April 15 /CNW/ - The finalists in eleven categories were announced today for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards, which will be held in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

"The lineup of finalists is a stunning collection of global blockbusters," said Victor Lucas, host of Electric Playground and one of the award show's founders. "These are among the biggest games in the world and they represent the best in this country's innovation and creativity."

Members of the public can get in the game and cast their vote for Canadian Game of the Year at www.canadianvideogameawards.com.

The Canadian Video Game Awards (CVAs) will be held just prior to the second annual Game Developers Conference (GDC Canada) in Vancouver and will feature musical entertainment by the internationally renowned Video Games Live! Tickets start at $22 and are on sale now at the event web site.

The CVAs will be broadcast across the country on G4 Canada through the Rogers Network, and are sponsored by G4, XBOX 360, Sony PlayStation, The Georgia Straight and the Canadian Studios of Electronic Arts.

    
    FINALISTS

    Game of the Year
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  Dawn of War II
        -  Dragon Age: Origins
        -  FIFA 10
        -  Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes

    Best Console
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  Dawn of War II
        -  FIFA 10
        -  NHL 10
        -  Prototype

    Best Handheld Game
        -  Battle of Giants: Dragons
        -  LEGO Battles
        -  Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
        -  MySims Racing
        -  Pandemica

    Best Downloadable Game
        -  Critter Crunch
        -  Implode!
        -  Osmos
        -  Pandemica
        -  Super Monkey Ball 2

    Best Audio
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  Dawn of War II
        -  Dragon Age: Origins
        -  Skate 2
        -  WET

    Best Game Design
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  Dawn of War II
        -  Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
        -  NHL 10
        -  Prototype

    Best Technology
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  FIFA 10
        -  Fight Night: Round 4
        -  Prototype
        -  Skate 2

    Best Visual Arts
        -  Academy of Champions
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  Dragon Age: Origins
        -  Fight Night: Round 4
        -  Punch-Out!!

    Best Writing
        -  Assassin's Creed II
        -  Dawn of War II
        -  Dragon Age: Origins
        -  Prototype
        -  WET

    In-Game Cinematic
        -  Ghostbusters: The Video Game Cinematics
        -  LEGO Battles
        -  NBA Live 10
        -  Prototype Web of Intrigue

    Most Promising Game
        -  Dead Rising 2
        -  Deus Ex: Human Revolution
        -  ModNation Racers
        -  Need for Speed World
        -  TRON: Evolution
    

For full event information please visit: www.canadianvideogameawards.com or follow along on Facebook.

The Canadian Video Game and Digital Arts Awards are produced by DigiBC - The Digital Media + Wireless Association of BC, in partnership with Reboot Communications, Seven Group and Greedy Productions. The producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and leaders of the Canadian digital entertainment industry.

SOURCE Reboot Communications Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Victor Lucas, Co-Founder, Canadian Videogame Awards, Executive Producer and Co-Host, Electric Playground, (604) 639-9160, victor@elecplay.com; Kathy Gibson, Reboot Communications/Greedy Productions, (604) 773-9642, Kathy.Gibson@shaw.ca

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