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Zelda, Cuphead, and Snipperclips win big at the DICE Awards

Nintendo wins big at the 2018 DICE Awards, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking home Game of the Year.

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Nintendo wins big at the 2018 DICE Awards, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking home Game of the Year.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild picked up three awards at last night’s DICE Awards in Las Vegas. The Nintendo Switch and Wii U adventure won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Adventure Game of the Year, and the coveted Game of the Year award.

It was a good night all round for Nintendo published games, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Snipperclips, and Metroid Samus Returns also winning awards. Snipperclips – which was developed by SFB Games – won both Family Game of the Year, and the DICE Sprite Award.

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Elsewhere the marvellous Cuphead was recognised in the Music, Art Direction, and Animation categories, and PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn won the awards for Technical Achievement and Story.

The DICE Awards are voted on by the 30,000 members of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

Here is the full list of winners:

Game of the Year

  • 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’sBattlegrounds

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 18

Role-Playing Game of the Year

  • NierR: 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

  • PlayerUnknown’sBattlegrounds

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

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