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Nintendo Cleans House At 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

by Matt Bertz on Feb 22, 2018 at 11:30 PM

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has already had an impressive run of awards, including being named Game Informer's 2017 Game of the Year. Nintendo's latest success story added more accolades at the 21st annual D.I.C.E. Awards, taking home four more trophies. The upstarts at Studio MDHR also had a night to remember, racking up three awards for its impressive action platformer Cuphead. Horizon Zero Dawn, Lone Echo/Echo Arena, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Snipperclips each took home two awards apiece as well. Rounding out the awards ceremony, Nintendo's Genyo Takeda received a lifetime achievement award for his work creating Punch-Out!! and designing the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii hardware. At the end of the night, Nintendo took home a whopping 12 awards, nearly 50 percent of the total tally.

Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Cuphead
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Cuphead
Outstanding Achievement in Character: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
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
Role-Playing Game 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 Year: Lone 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