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Nintendo wins big at annual DICE Awards

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All the winners, including Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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It was a big night for Nintendo at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ DICE Awards, with the company taking home numerous accolades, including Game of the Year for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Switch and Wii U open-world adventure also won Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design.

The annual DICE Awards are voted on by members of the AIAS, many of whom are game developers. At this evening’s event, Nintendo’s veteran executive and designer Genyo Takeda was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his diverse and impressive contributions to gaming.

Nintendo also won Racing Game of the Year with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Handheld Game of the Year for Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS, Mobile Game of the Year for Fire Emblem Heroes and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design for Super Mario Odyssey.

Other notable winners include PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which won Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay and Action Game of the Year.

Cuphead picked up awards for original music, art direction and animation. Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn won awards for technical achievement and achievement in story.

Here’s the full list of winners:

  • Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Handheld Game of the Year: Metroid: Samus Returns
  • D.I.C.E. Sprite Award: Snipperclips
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 18
  • Role-Playing Game of the Year: Nier: Automata
  • Racing Game of the Year: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice 2
  • Family Game of the Year: Snipperclips
  • Adventure Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Action Game of the Year: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Super Mario Odyssey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Cuphead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice - Senua
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Cuphead
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Cuphead