Gaming News: DICE Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 21st DICE Awards have been announced. Hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, the awards celebrate the best games of the past year. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the night’s big winner with four awards, including the coveted Game of the Year Award. Other multiple winners included Cuphead with three wins, with Horizon Zero Dawn and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground leading a number of dual winners at the Las Vegas ceremony.

The awards also honoured the work of Genyo Takeda, who was the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work at Nintendo. In a career spanning over 40 years, Takeda played an integral role in Nintendo development in both hardware and software and was named the company’s Technology Fellow before his retirement in 2017.

See the full list of winners below:

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

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Cuphead

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Cuphead

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Senua – 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 Battleground

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 Battleground

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Genyo Takeda

Watch the ceremony in full below.

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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