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AIAS Award Finalists Announced

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced finalists for the 2003 Interactive Achievement Awards, which will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, February 27, 2003. Academy members can vote for winners beginning February 6.
Finalists for the Game of the Year include:
  • Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, published by Nintendo of America Inc., developed by Nintendo Co. Ltd.;
  • Battlefield 1942 for the PC, published by Electronic Arts, developed by Digital Illusions;
  • Ratchet & Clank for the PS2, published by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., developed by Insomniac Games;
  • Metroid Prime for the Gamecube, published by Nintendo of America Inc., developed by Retro Studios;
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PS2, published by Rockstar Games, developed by Rockstar North. Finalists for the PC Game of the Year include:
  • Age of Mythology, published by Microsoft, developed by Ensemble Studios;
  • Battlefield 1942, published by Electronic Arts, developed by Digital Illusions;
  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault, published by Electronic Arts, developed by 2015 Inc.;
  • Neverwinter Nights, published by Infogrames, developed by BioWare;
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, published and developed by Blizzard. Finalists for the Console Game of the Year include:
  • Splinter Cell for the Xbox, published by UbiSoft, developed by UbiSoft Montreal;
  • Ratchet & Clank for the PS2, published by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., developed by Insomniac Games;
  • Metroid Prime for the Gamecube, published by Nintendo of America Inc., developed by Retro Studios;
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PS2, published by Rockstar Games, developed by Rockstar North;
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem for the Gamecube, published by Nintendo of America Inc., developed by Silicon Knights;
  • Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, published by Nintendo of America Inc., developed by Nintendo Co. Ltd. In addition, Sega's Yu Suzuki will receive the Academy’s Hall of Fame award.
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