Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins Game of the Year at 21st D.I.C.E. Awards, Nintendo big winner of the night

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 23 February 2018 15:44 GMT

Winners of the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards were announced last night.

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced the D.I.C.E. Awards winners during a ceremony on Thursday, February 22 in Las Vegas.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won game of the year, and walked off with three other awards.

Cuphead also took home three awards, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds took home two, and as did Horizon: Zero Dawn which lead the group with ten nominations, one of which was Game of the Year.

Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda was honored with a lifetime achievement award during the ceremony. Takeda, who retired last year, was general manager of Nintendo’s Integrated R&D division, and designed the save system for The Legend of Zelda.

He also produced various games for Nintendo such as arcade game EVR Race, Punch-Out!!, Super Punch-Out!! (arcade and SNES), StarTropics, Pokemon Puzzle League, and Dr. Mario 64. Takeda was also director on various titles.

The full list of winners and nominees are posted below. Winners are posted in bold.

 

2018 D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Cuphead
  • For Honor
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Cuphead
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Little Nightmares
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – Bayek
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy
  • Star Wars Battlefront2 – Iden Versio
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Chloe Fraiser

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Cuphead
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • RiME
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Destiny 2
  • Injustice 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Night in the Woods
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Action Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Cuphead
  • Destiny 2
  • PUBG
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Family Game of the Year

  • DropMix
  • GNOG
  • Just Dance 2018
  • SingStar Celebration
  • Snipperclips

Fighting Game of the Year

  • ARMS
  • Injustice 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Tekken 7

Racing Game of the Year

  • DiRT 4
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Project CARS 2

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • NieR:Automata
  • Persona 5
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera

Sports Game of the Year

  • Everybody’s Golf
  • FIFA 18
  • Golf Clash
  • Madden NFL 18
  • MLB The Show 17

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Endless Space 2
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Total War: Warhammer 2
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Robo Recall
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • The Invisible Hours
  • Wilson’s Heart

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Robo Recall
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • Wilson’s Heart

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • Everything
  • Gorogoa
  • Night in the Woods
  • Pyre
  • Snipperclips

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Etrian Odyssey 5: Beyond the Myth
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Monster Hunter Stories

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Cat Quest
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Gorogoa
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Splitter Critters

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PUBG
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Game of the Year

  • Cuphead
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PUBG
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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