British Academy Children's Awards: Mario + Rabbids, Everybody's Golf nominated for video game award


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  • Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, an unusual crossover released to good review and several end-of-year awards. — AFP Relaxnews

Four video game releases are in with a chance of becoming the British Academy's best children's title at a November 2018 award ceremony.

The Nintendo Switch's atypical Mario crossover, strategy adventure Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, is in the running for a video game accolade at British Academy Children's Awards.

Joining it are three PlayStation 4 games: cartoon golf simulation Everybody's Golf, shape-changing action adventure Knack II, and minigame collection Frantics, the last of which can be controlled using a mobile phone.

Knack II and Frantics are included over more well-received releases such as Moss, Yoku's Island Express, or Unravel Two.

BAFTA selects its nominees from a collection of submitted entries; the Children's Awards are for content specifically designed for audiences under the age of 16.

In games, the 2018 Awards are for releases made available in Britain between the start of July 2017 and end of June 2018.

Mario + Rabbids has already won two awards from the British game developers conference Develop and was nominated in the Family section for the 2018 British Academy Games Awards.

The British Academy Children's Awards take place on Nov 25, 2018.

As well as video games, over 20 other award categories include those for film, animation, pre-school, drama and factual content.

They take place three months before the BAFTA Film Awards in February 2019, with equivalent Television Awards currently expected around May.

A separate BAFTA Games Awards ceremony takes place in April 2019. – AFP Relaxnews

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