The Writers Guild of America released its list of nominees for its annual video game writing award, with names as varied as Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, and Mortal Kombat in the running.

To be eligible for the award, games had to have been released between December 1, 2010, and November 30, 2011. Additionally, nominated writers have to have already been members of the guild or have applied to become members of the organization at the time of submission.

That last qualifier may explain why notable games such as Portal 2 and L.A. Noire aren't on the list, while games like Mortal Kombat and multiplayer shooter Brink are.

Here's the complete list of nominees. Winners will be announced at the 2012 WGA awards ceremony on February 19.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations: Story by Alexandre Amancio, Jean Guesdon, Corey May, Darby McDevitt; multiplayer story by Stephane Blais, Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; lead script writer Darby McDevitt; script writers Richard Farrese, Nicholas Grimwood, Corey May, Jeffrey Yohalem; Greek and Turkish ambient dialogue writer Vincenzo Beretta; Ubisoft

Batman: Arkham City: Lead narrative designer Paul Crocker; story written by Paul Dini, Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Brink: Lead writer Edward "Bongoboy" Stern; Bethesda Softworks

Mortal Kombat: Story by John Vogel, Brian Chard, Dominic Cianciolo, Alexander Barrentine, Jon Greenberg; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment


[Via Gamasutra]