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Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year at D.I.C.E Awards

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Celebrated at This Years D.I.C.E Awards

The 21st D.I.C.E Awards, organised by The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, took place yesterday (22nd February 2018) in Las Vegas. It was a great year for Nintendo, with Breath of the Wild claiming four different awards including Game of the Year.

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts. Their annual D.I.C.E Awards (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) honour the year’s biggest achievements in video games, voted on by over 33,000 members.

Games were honoured in 24 different categories, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being the night’s most awarded game, winning Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Game of the Year. Indie game Cuphead had a great evening as well, being awarded with Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition.

“Every year, the D.I.C.E Awards brings the global interactive entertainment industry under one roof to recognize and honour the very best in video games – the games that captivated and inspired us and kept us entertained for hours on end. On behalf of the Academy, I am thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners of the 21st D.I.C.E Awards.” ~ Meggan Scavio, president of Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

The Complete List of Winners:

 

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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