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Nintendo scoop three awards at the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Nintendo walked away from the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards with three more successes to their name.

The all-peer-based voting system resulted in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U being crowned Fighting Game of the Year, Mario Kart 8 as Racing Game of the Year, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as Handheld Game of the Year.

It was BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition that went on to claim Game of the Year, although saw strong competition from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which won eight of its nine nominations.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Game of the Year
* Dragon Age: Inquisition, Electronic Arts

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Action Game of the Year
* Destiny, Activision

Adventure Game of the Year
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Family Game of the Year
* LittleBigPlanet 3, Sony

Fighting Game of the Year
* Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo

Racing Game of the Year
* Mario Kart 8, Nintendo

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
* Dragon Age: Inquisition, Electronic Arts

Sports Game of the Year
* FIFA 15, Electronic Arts

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
* Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
* Transistor, Supergiant Games

Handheld Game of the Year
* Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo

Mobile Game of the Year
* Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
* Destiny, Activision

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
* Monument Valley, ustwo

Outstanding Achievement in Character
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Talion), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
* Destiny, Activision

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
* Destiny, Activision

Outstanding Achievement in Story
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Technical Achievement
* Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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