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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Giant at 2018 DICE Awards

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Zelda takes home four wins, Cuphead follows with three.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the big winner at the 21st annual DICE Awards, which was held by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences tonight in Las Vegas.

Nintendo’s open-world adventure was awarded Game of the Year and Adventure Game of the Year, and received the awards for Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design.

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Cuphead picked up three wins, receiving the awards for Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition.

Other notable winners include Horizon Zero Dawn, Snipperclips, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Lone Echo/Echo Arena, each of which received two awards. Additionally, Genyo Takeda, Special Corporate Advisor at Nintendo, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for the integral role he had in Nintendo’s hardware development.

See the full list of winners below. Winners are marked in red

Game of the Year
  • Cuphead
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
  • Gorogoa
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
Outstanding Achievement in Animation
  • Cuphead – WINNER
  • For Honor
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
  • Cuphead – WINNER
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Little Nightmares
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Outstanding Achievement in Character
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – Bayek
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua – WINNER
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy
  • Star Wars Battlefront II – Iden Versio
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Chloe Fraiser
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Cuphead – WINNER
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • RiME
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
  • Destiny 2
  • Injustice 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Outstanding Achievement in Story
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
  • Night in the Woods
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Action Game of the Year
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Cuphead
  • Destiny 2
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – WINNER
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Adventure Game of the Year
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Family Game of the Year
  • DropMix
  • GNOG
  • Just Dance 2018
  • SingStar Celebration
  • Snipperclips – WINNER
Fighting Game of the Year
  • ARMS
  • Injustice 2WINNER
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Tekken 7
Racing Game of the Year
  • DiRT 4
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – WINNER
  • Project CARS 2
Role-Playing Game of the Year
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Nier AutomataWINNER
  • Persona 5
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
Sports Game of the Year
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • FIFA 18WINNER
  • Golf Clash
  • Madden NFL 18
  • MLB The Show 17
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena – WINNER
  • Robo Recall
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • The Invisible Hours
  • Wilson’s Heart
Immersive Reality Game of the Year
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena – WINNER
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Robo Recall
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • Wilson’s Heart
D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
  • Everything
  • Gorogoa
  • Night in the Woods
  • Pyre
  • Snipperclips – WINNER
Handheld Game of the Year
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Metroid: Samus Returns – WINNER
  • Monster Hunter Stories
Mobile Game of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – WINNER
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

For more from DICE 2018, find out what Phil Spencer had to say about Microsoft’s cultural transformation in the wake of the rough launch of Xbox One, what Neil Druckmann shared about Naughty Dog’s inspiration for The Last of Us 2, and more.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.

SOURCE: IGN.com

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