Batman and Brink among WGA nominees

The Writers Guild Of America has announced the five videogames shortlisted for its annual award to the best-written videogame of the year.

Ed Stern is nominated for his work on Splash Damage's multiplayer shooter Brink, as is Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig for her Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception script. Also nominated are Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, and Mortal Kombat.

To be eligible for the awards, games had to be released between December 1, 2010 and November 30, 2011, and be written by a registered member of the guild with a previous videogame writing credit.

The 2012 Writers Guild Awards – which also recognise achievements in film, TV, radio and new media – take place on February 19 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.