The Game Awards is happening in just under two weeks and while the full nominee list was released (sorry about not posting it, we’re a bit behind), two controversial titles have been removed from the reward list likely at the behest of Nintendo. There is a “Best Fan Creation” award that includes AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) and Pokemon Uranium, two games Nintendo has successfully or attempted to take down this year shortly after full release.
They were two of the most successful and popular fan creations in 2016 as well, where either of them had a far better chance of winning the award than the other comparable entrants. It is notable that Reggie Fils-Aime is on the board for The Game Awards, meaning Nintendo has some major influence on the event. Their sudden removal is likely due to Nintendo not wanting to draw attention to two projects they themselves shut down.
What are your thoughts on this development?
Source: The Game Awards