Hot off the heels of yesterday's announcement  [full story] of two Warner Brothers properties being nominated for Writers Guild Awards, Mortal Kombat (2011) is back in the news today as the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced that NetherRealm Studios flagship title is nominated for Fighting Game of the Year in the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs)! Though Mortal Kombat is not mentioned specifically in the official press release, it is important to highlight that another popular Warner Brothers property received a nod for Game of the Year as well appearing in five other categories:
CALABASAS, Calif. – January 12, 2012 – The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs). More than a hundred titles were played and evaluated by members of the Academy’s Peer Panels. These panels, one for each award category, are comprised of the game industry’s most experienced and talented men and women who are experts in their chosen fields.

For 2012, the blockbuster game Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Sony Computer Entertainment Company) leads the field with a total of twelve nominations. Showcasing the depth of great games introduced in the past year, several titles earned multiple nods for an IAA, including ten nominations for Portal 2 (Valve Corporation), nine nominations for L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games), and six nominations each for Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks).

The IAAs will take place during the D.I.C.E Summit on February 9, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. In conjunction with a partnership with, you can see the entire event live on their website at 10:30 PM EST. Once again, we would like to send our sincere wishes of congratulations to NetherRealm Studios for yet another exciting nomination!

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