Both Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Mass Effect 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood are finalists in seven categories at this year's Canadian Videogame Awards, with the Game of the Year award falling to a public vote.

The two games are both in the running for Game of the Year, and in the Best Console Game, Audio, Game Design, Technology, Visual Arts and Writing categories.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction is next in line, a finalist in six categories that matches the two frontrunners in all but Best Technology.

Joining Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Splinter Cell: Conviction in jostling for Game of the Year are soccer sim FIFA 11 and zombie horror-comedy Dead Rising 2.

Each of the 31 titles up for an award is Canadian-made, hence the absence of 2010's other leading multi-award winner, Red Dead Redemption.

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