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2nd Annual OSVOSTOTY Awards: 2010 Nominees Announced

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It’s that time of year again! With the start of a new year, we have all of 2010 to reflect upon, and we’re doing things a little differently this year. If you recall, last year OSV’s editors rattled off their individual top 5 picks for soundtrack of the year, with separate articles for doujin/arrange and chip music releases. This year, however, we’re streamlining things by putting all of our heads together here at OSV to come up with a comprehensive list of nominees and winners that we can all agree upon.

After the jump you’ll find our official OSVOSTOTY (Original Sound Version Original Soundtrack of the Year) Award nominees for 2010. These are soundtracks for games that were released in 2010, and are not listed any in particular order. Please feel free to chime in on our list of nominees, and watch for our picks for winner and runner-ups for each category in the coming weeks!

Hit the jump to see this year’s nominees.

Soundtrack of the Year

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Final Fantasy XIII
NieR Gestalt & Replicant
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Valkyria Chronicles 2

Best In-Game Soundtrack
* This category refers to the soundtrack in the context of the game and how it enhances the gameplay experience

BioShock 2
Metroid: Other M
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Red Dead Redemption

Best Handheld Soundtrack

Etrian Odyssey 3
God Eater
Ragnarok DS
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge
Valkyria Chronicles 2

Best Arrange Album

Benyamin Nuss Plays Uematsu
Distant Worlds II
Etrian Odysssey 3: Super Arrange Version
Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XIII
NieR Gestalt & Replicant 15 Nightmares & Arrange Tracks
Symphonic Fantasies

Best Rhythm Game

Dance Central
DJ Hero 2
DJMAX Portable 3
Green Day: Rock Band
Rock Band 3

Best Sound Design

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Fallout: New Vegas
Metroid: Other M
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best Chip Music Release

Control Me by Jay Tholen
Dark Void Zero by Bear McCreary
Derecha by minusbaby
PPPPPP by SoulEye
The Best Music by George & Jonathan
The Space Years by Starscream

Best Doujin Album

Contra 4: Rocked ‘n Loaded by Klub Konchadunga
Expansion Pack by Metroid Metal
Ninja Gaiden: Beat Blade / Steel Dragon by ESJ
Serious Monkey Business by OCR
Super Mario Kart by The OneUps
Vinyl Fantasy 7 by Team Teamwork

Best Album Presentation
* This category recognizes excellent packaging and the continued dedication of record labels to produce physical soundtrack releases

Akumajo Dracula Best Music Collections BOX
DJMAX TECHNIKA 2 Original Soundtrack
Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack [Limited Edition]
Final Fantasy XIV Battle Tracks / Field Tracks
Granado Espada Renaissance Original Soundtrack Volume 3
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Original Soundtrack

Best Live Concert

Distant Worlds Returns Home
Symponic Legends
JDK Band Live 2010, Live!

Best “Other” Release

Ge-On-Dan Rare Tracks Volume 1
Makara by E.S. Posthumus
Prescription for Sleep by Norihiko Hibino
Rocky IV by Vince DiCola
S-Mode by Hiroto Saitoh
Songs for the Cure ’10

Composer of the Year

Garry Schyman
Hitoshi Sakimoto
Masashi Hamauzu
Russell Brower

Best Indie Game Soundtrack

Bar Oasis
Protect Me Knight!
Super Meat Boy
Tower of Heaven

Best Anime Soundtrack

Fairy Tail
Gundam Unicorn
Letter Bee
Sora no Woto
Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

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