Exciting times, folks.

Today, we're launching the Pocket Gamer Awards 2012, and, as has become the norm, we begin by announcing our shortlist.

Selected by the Pocket Gamer team from several hundred titles across the iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Java, and handheld formats - and reviewed on the site between January 1st and December 31st, 2011 - the nominees have been divided into the usual genre-based categories.

There's also the obligatory Game of the Year category for each format. As if we'd forget that bit.

We've introduced a couple of twists to the usual structure this year, so if change is the kind of thing you crave - or if you just want to check out the list of nominees, of course - you'll find everything you need by checking out the sexy brand-new Pocket Gamer Awards 2012 section.

Nah, it's no trouble. You deserve it.