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Writers Guild Awards game nominations revealed

Can The Last Of Us win it again with Left Behind?

Assasin's, kickass teenage girls and a massive xenomorph impressed the 2015 Writers Guild Awards panel, with the nominations just announced for this year's contest.

Nominees for the outstanding achievement in writing for videogames category are:

  • Alien: Isolation, Writers Dan Abnett, Dion Lay, Will Porter; SEGA
  • Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, Lead Scriptwriter Jill Murray; Scriptwriter Melissa MacCoubrey; Story by Jill Murray, Hugo Giard, Wesley Pincombe; Ubisoft
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity, Story by Alexandre Amancio, Sylvain Bernard, Travis Stout; Scriptwriting Alexandre Amancio, Travis Stout, Russell Lees, Darby McDevitt, Ceri Young; Additional Scriptwriting Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment

To qualify the games must have been released between December 1, 2013 and November 30, 2014 and feature on-screen writing credits.

The ceremony will take place on February 14.

Last year's winner was The Last Of Us, which beat God of War: Ascension and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

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