The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for its 32nd Annual Saturn Awards, and games are nominated in three categories, for best video game in each of the three subgenres that make up the awards.
The 'Best Video Game Release: Sci-Fi' nominations include Radical's The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
, Double Fine's Psychonauts
, Pandemic's Star Wars Battlefront II
, Obsidian's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
, and Free Radical's Timesplitters: Future Perfect
, in an intriguing blend of superhero, Star Wars, and brainbending action.
As for 'Best Video Game Release: Fantasy', nominations spanned the hardcore RPG to the visceral action title and beyond, including Level 5's Dragon Quest VIII
, Sony Santa Monica's God of War
, ArenaNet's Guild Wars
, Ubisoft's Peter Jackson's King Kong
, and SCEJ's Shadow of the Colossus
The 'Best Video Game Release: Horror' nominations for the 2006 awards include Monolith's F.E.A.R.
, Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy
, Konami's Castlevania: Curse Of Darkness
, Capcom's Resident Evil 4
, and Wideload's Stubbs The Zombie
Over the entire awards, which are largely oriented around feature films, but also include television and DVD plaudits, George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith led nominations with a total of ten, closely followed by Batman Begins with nine nominations and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with eight nominations.