Nintendo Owns the Night at 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

In the latest installment of the D.I.C.E. Awards hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Nintendo and its massively popular Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the night, bringing home several awards, including Game of the Year.

Also notable was StudioMDHR with its innovative Cuphead, winning awards for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Animation, and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition.

Of course, the ever-controversy-worthy PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was in the mix, winning two awards and being in the running for Game of the Year. While Zelda took that award, PUBG did walk away with Action Game of the Year to some gamers’ discontent.

Below is a full list of the winners.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Cuphead

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Cuphead

Outstanding Achievement in Character: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Cuphead

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Super Mario Odyssey

Outstanding Achievement in Story: Horizon Zero Dawn

Outstanding Technical Achievement: Horizon Zero Dawn

Action Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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

Family Game of the Year: Snipperclips

Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice 2

Racing Game of the Year: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

RPG of the Year: NieR: Automata

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 18

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Lone Echo/Echo Arena

Immersive Reality Game of the YearLone Echo/Echo Arena

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award: Snipperclips

Handheld Game of the Year: Metroid: Samus Returns

Mobile Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Heroes

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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

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

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

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