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The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards 2021 are in the books, and you could say that it was an interesting show. Many were expecting Nintendo to drop at least one piece of news, but it turns out that the company didn’t have anything to share at all. The only other year that’s happened was in 2015, so it’s certainly a rare occurrence.

Despite Nintendo’s absence, there was a good amount of Switch news. SEGA showed off Sonic Frontiers, Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course finally remerged with a new trailer and release date, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was announced for Switch. That wasn’t everything as there were new glimpses as titles like The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

This year, The Game Awards happened on Thursday, though there wasn’t a lot to see for Nintendo fans. To be honest, the show was not very different from recent ones. As one of the sponsors, Nintendo usually presents one or two announcements. This year in particular there was nothing coming directly from the company.

In today’s video, I invited Bryce – one of the editors on the site – to join me in a conversation about Nintendo’s lack of presence at The Game Awards. We also talked about other highlights from the show such as the new trailer for Sonic Frontiers and the Cuphead DLC. You can check the video down below.

Game Awards 2021 winners

The Game Awards 2021 have just drawn to a close, and we now have the full list of winners.

Many will remember the night for new announcements, trailers, and other news that emerged from the event. However, as the name implies, awards were also a big part. The nominees featured 107 different games, individuals, teams, and events spanning across a multitude of gaming genres and platforms.

As for the winners, here’s the full list for The Game Awards 2021:

Game Awards 2021 live stream

The Game Awards 2021 are almost here with the show kicking off in a couple of hours, and we’ve got a live stream set up for the event.

New announcements and updates on previously-known titles are expected here. Nintendo often tends to have some sort of presence at the show, so there’s a good chance that the company will have something to highlight. Other than that, we should see a few third-party Switch games as well – the new Sonic project is expected to show up at the very least.

Game Awards 2021 Switch sale

The Game Awards 2021 are being held later today, and Nintendo is celebrating with a special Switch eShop sale. Fans can save on a variety of titles such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Splatoon 2, Cadence of Hyrule, Monster Hunter Rise, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and more.

The full lineup of deals for The Game Awards 2021 Switch eShop sale is as follows:

The Game Awards 2021 will have not one, but two new Sonic debuts.

On the game side of things, SEGA intends to show off the next core 3D entry in the franchise. The project was originally announced for Switch earlier this year with a brief CG teaser. Not much is known at present, though that should change come tomorrow. SEGA has thus far only committed to a 2022 release window. We actually don’t have a confirmed name just yet.

Game Awards 2021 nominees

The Game Awards 2021 will be taking place in just a few weeks, and nominees for all of the big categories have now been revealed. Around 30 winners will be decided early next month.

The big prize is Game of the Year, and Nintendo will be happy to see that Metroid Dread has been nominated alongside Deathloop, It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village.

Here’s the full lineup of nominees for The Game Awards 2021 as selected by a global jury of more than 100 media publications and influencer outlets:

The Game Awards 2021 date

The Game Awards 2021 now has a final date. Like all previous years, it will close out the year in December. Fans will be able to tune in on December 9.

The Game Awards skipped its in-person presence in 2020 due to the pandemic. For 2021, creator and host Geoff Keighley will be bringing that component back. It will be invite-only and is set to be held at the Microsoft Theater. Information regarding health and safety protocols will follow at a later date.

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