‘Halo 4,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ up for WGA video game award

Jan. 16, 2013 | 2:41 p.m.
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"007 Legends," written by Bruce Feirstein: This first-person shooter lets 007 aficionados complete missions based on films from each of the six James Bond actors -- Sean Connery's "Goldfinger," George Lazenby's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," Roger Moore's "Moonraker," Timothy Dalton's "License to Kill," Pierce Brosnan's "Die Another Day" and Daniel Craig's "Skyfall." (Activision)

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"Assassin’s Creed III," story by Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; multiplayer story by Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; lead scriptwriter Corey May; scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young: The game introduced a new assassin of Native American heritage who becomes entangled in the events of the Revolutionary War. (Ubisoft)

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"Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation," scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray: This PlayStation Vita exclusive features the first female protagonist in the franchise -- Aveline de Grandpré, an African French assassin in 18th century New Orleans. (Ubisoft)

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"Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two," writing consultant Marv Wolfman: The game follows Mickey and his pal Oswald on a musical quest to once again save Wasteland -- an alternate-universe Magic Kingdom. (Disney Interactive Studios)

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"Halo 4," narrative design by Christopher Schlerf: The blockbuster sequel focuses less on interstellar warfare and more on what drives its hero, Master Chief. (Microsoft Studios)

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"Uncharted: Golden Abyss," written by John Garvin: This PlayStation Vita adventure game is the fourth in the "Uncharted" series, taking its treasure-hunting hero, Nathan Drake, in search of a legendary lost city in Central America. (Sony Computer Entertainment America)

Master Chief and Mickey Mouse just snagged an invitation to one of Hollywood’s glitzy awards season soirees.

“Assassin’s Creed III” and “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” joined “Halo 4,” “007 Legends” and “Uncharted: Golden Abyss,” along with “Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation,” as the nominees for outstanding achievement in video game writing at the Writers Guild Awards, which will be held Feb. 17.

The award will be presented by the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Other award categories include writing for film, television, radio, promotional writing, graphic animation and new media.

The video game writing award, in its sixth year, honors a script from a video game published between Dec. 1, 2011, and Nov. 30, 2012.

The complete 2013 WGA nominations list for the video game category:

“007 Legends,” written by Bruce Feirstein (Activision): This first-person shooter lets 007 aficionados complete missions based on films from each of the six James Bond actors — Sean Connery’s “Goldfinger,” George Lazenby’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” Roger Moore’s “Moonraker,” Timothy Dalton’s “License to Kill,” Pierce Brosnan’s “Die Another Day” and Daniel Craig’s “Skyfall.”

“Assassin’s Creed III,” story by Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; multiplayer story by Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; lead scriptwriter Corey May; scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young (Ubisoft): The game introduced a new assassin of Native American heritage who becomes entangled in the events of the Revolutionary War.

“Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation,” scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray (Ubisoft): This PlayStation Vita exclusive features the first female protagonist in the franchise — Aveline de Grandpré, an African French assassin in 18th century New Orleans.

“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” writing consultant Marv Wolfman (Disney Interactive Studios): The game follows Mickey and his pal Oswald on a musical quest to once again save Wasteland — an alternate-universe Magic Kingdom.

“Halo 4,” narrative design by Christopher Schlerf (Microsoft Studios): The blockbuster sequel focuses less on interstellar warfare and more on what drives its hero, Master Chief.

“Uncharted: Golden Abyss,” written by John Garvin (Sony Computer Entertainment America): This PlayStation Vita adventure game is the fourth in the “Uncharted” series, taking its treasure-hunting hero Nathan Drake in search of a legendary lost city in Central America.

– Noelene Clark
Twitter.com/@NoeleneClark

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