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The Legend of Zelda wins Best of Gamescom award

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild picks up the ‘Best of Gamescom’ award in Cologne.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild picks up the ‘Best of Gamescom’ award in Cologne.

Forthcoming Wii U and NX adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has picked up the ‘Best of Gamescom’ award at this year’s expo, currently taking place in Cologne.

In marked contrast to this year’s E3, the game only occupied a tiny corner of Nintendo’s booth. Nevertheless, it won the biggest award of the week which Nintendo can now display alongside the ‘E3 Best of Show’ it received in June.

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Elsewhere, PlayStation VR took home the prize for ‘Best Hardware’ and Ubisoft’s For Honor came away with two gongs, winning ‘Best PC Game’ and ‘Best PS4 Game’.

2K won the award for ‘Best Booth’ with its replica cinema – which featured real queues – promoting Mafia III.

Mafia III booth - gamescom

The awards ceremony took place on the social media stage at Gamescom earlier today, with the winners selected by an international jury from over 70 nominees.

Gamescom awards winners in full

Best Add-on/DLC
Destiny: Rise of Iron

Best Preview/Vision
Horizon – Zero Dawn

Best Booth
Mafia III

Best Console Game Sony Playstation 4
For Honor

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One
Sea of Thieves

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best PC Game
For Honor

Best Mobile Game
Mario Party Star Rush

Best Role Playing Game
Final Fantasy XV

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 3

Best Action Game
Battlefield 1

Best Simulation Game
NBA 2K17

Best Sports Game
Steep

Best Family Game
Skylanders Imaginators

Best Strategy Game
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Best Puzzle / Skill Game
Dragon Quest Builders

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Best Social / Online Game
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

Best Casual Game
Battlezone

Best Multiplayer Game
Sea of Thieves

Best Virtual Reality Game
Wilson’s Heart

Best Hardware
PlayStation VR

Indie Award
Little Nightmares

Best of Gamescom
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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