Sonic 4, ASR Nominated for Golden Joystick Awards

Sonic 4, ASR Nominated for Golden Joystick Awards

by August 1, 2011

Vanquish, Yakuza 4 Among Other Sega Nominees

The shortlist for the annual Golden Joystick Awards was revealed today, and both Sonic and Sega titles have a chance to win in several categories.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is nominated in a crowded Best Downloadable category.  It joins another Sega title, Sega Rally Online Arcade, but there are plenty of other strong nominees in the category, including Limbo, Minecraft, and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing gets a nod via its iOS port.  The game is nominated in the Best Mobile Game category, which is also crowded and filled with plenty of worthy nominees.  Cut the Rope, Street Fighter IV, and Fruit Ninja are among them.

There are plenty of other Sega titles in the other categories.  The one nod the company can be most proud of is Total War: Shogun 2, which picked up a nomination for Ultimate Game of the Year.  The game is also nominated in the Best Strategy category.  Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines was nominated in the One to Watch category.

Elsewhere, Yakuza 4 gets a nod in the Best Action/Adventure category, and Vanquish is recognized in the Best Shooter category.

You can begin voting for your favorites at this link.  Winners will be announced October 21st.