Legend of Zelda Wins D.I.C.E. Awards’ Game of the Year

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Legend of Zelda Wins D.I.C.E. Awards' Game of the Year

Legend of Zelda wins D.I.C.E. Awards’ Game of the Year

Nintendo continues to collect awards for its highly-acclaimed action adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as the latest entry in the storied franchise took home the top prizes at the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards, including Game of the Year. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts representing its 33,000+ membership base, held the annual ceremony yesterday, honoring the best video games of 2017.

Throughout the 24 award categories, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the most decorated title of the night, receiving four awards. Indie run-and-gun action game Cuphead won three for its classic cartoon aesthetics. Horizon Zero DawnLone Echo/Echo ArenaPLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and Snipperclips each earned two awards.

Other big winners were Fire Emblem Heroes for Mobile Game of the Year, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Racing Game of the Year, Injustice 2 for Fighting Game of the Year, FIFA 18 for Sports Game of the Year, NieR: Automata for Role-Playing Game of the Year, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year.

Genyo Takeda, Special Corporate Advisor at Nintendo, was the seventh recipient of the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Takeda was crucial to the development of the Nintendo 64, GameCube and Wii consoles, playing an important role in the direction of the video games hardware industry.

The complete list of winners includes:

Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

Publisher: Oculus Studios
Developer: Ready At Dawn

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

Publisher: Oculus Studios
Developer: Ready At Dawn

Mobile Game of the Year

Fire Emblem Heroes

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS and Nintendo

Handheld Game of the Year

Metroid: Samus Returns

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: MercurySteam and Nintendo

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Snipperclips

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: SFB Games

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Publisher: Bluehole
Developer: PUBG Corporation

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
Developer: Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 18

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts

Role-Playing Game of the Year

NierR: Automata

Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: PlatinumGames

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Fighting Game of the Year

Injustice 2

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: NetherRealm Studios

Family Game of the Year

Snipperclips

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: SFB Games

Adventure Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Action Game of the Year

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Publisher: Bluehole
Developer: PUBG Corporation

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Horizon Zero Dawn

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Guerrilla Games

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Horizon Zero Dawn

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Guerrilla Games

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Super Mario Odyssey

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Cuphead

Publisher: StudioMDHR
Developer: StudioMDHR

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua

Publisher: Ninja Theory
Developer: Ninja Theory

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Cuphead

Publisher: StudioMDHR
Developer: StudioMDHR

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Cuphead

Publisher: StudioMDHR
Developer: StudioMDHR

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