The nominees for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards have been revealed, with Nintendo titles being featured in 12 out of the 16 categories.

Zelda titles maintain a strong presence in 2014’s line up of nominees, including A Link Between Worlds being nominated for Best Sound, Best Handheld Game, and Game of the Year. In addition, the tentatively titled Zelda Wii U has also been nominated for the Most Wanted category.

Here’s a full list of all Nintendo-related nominees:

Best Original Game:

  • Shovel Knight

Most Wanted:

  • The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
  • Splatoon
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Best Indie Game:

  • Shovel Knight

Best Visual Design:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Best Multiplayer:

  • Mario Kart
  • Super Mario 3D World

Best Audio:

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Gaming Moment:

  • Mario Kart 8: Luigi’s Death Stare

Best Storytelling:

  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Best Handheld Game:

  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Bravely Default
  • Shovel Knight
  • Pokemon X & Y

Gaming Platform of the Year:

  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Wii U

Studio of the Year:

  • Nintendo EAD

Game of the Year:

  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Super Mario 3D World

So which title do you think should take home the award, and why? Be sure to vote here right now before the voting closes on October 20.

  • Ryan Haney

    Mario Kart 8 should be on the Best Visual Design list, too.

  • Anthony Moseley

    Good to see Nintendo get a lot of love. It definitely shows that the Golden Joysticks are far more credible than that terrible Spike TV awards thing.