The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Cleans Up At The DICE Awards 2018

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the big winner at the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards, scoring victories in four categories – including the coveted Game of the Year category.

While Link’s open-air adventure was the night’s most awarded game, Cuphead scooped up three awards, while Horizon Zero Dawn, Lone Echo/Echo Arena, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Snipperclips all received two awards. And then Fire Emblem Heroes won Mobile Game of the Year, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe picking up Racing Game of the Year.

Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for being at the forefront of shaping the video games hardware industry with the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii.

The complete list of winners includes:

Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Lone Echo/Echo Arena, Oculus Studios

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Lone Echo/Echo Arena, Oculus Studios

Mobile Game of the Year
Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo

Handheld Game of the Year
Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
Snipperclips, Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Bluehole

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft Entertainment

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 18, Electronic Arts

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Nier: Automata, Square Enix

Racing Game of the Year
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo

Fighting Game of the Year
Injustice 2, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Family Game of the Year
Snipperclips, Nintendo

Adventure Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo

Action Game of the Year
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Bluehole

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Cuphead, StudioMDHR

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua, Ninja Theory

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Cuphead, StudioMDHR

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Cuphead, StudioMDHR

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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