Horizon Zero Dawn Tops the Nominations List for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn Tops the Nominations List for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn leads the nominations for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn leads the pack with 10 nominations for the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The show will be co-hosted by Greg Miller, co-founder of internet video show and podcast Kinda Funny, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. Voting begins for the winners on Friday, January 12 at 5pm PST.

The Awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on February 22 at the end of the week-long industry gathering, the 2018 D.I.C.E. Summit, and will be live-streamed.

“Congratulations to all the 2017 nominees – an amazing list of diverse experiences that really embody the creative ambitions and achievements that define our industry,” said Meggan Scavio, President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “I want to thank our passionate jury panelists that dedicate their time and expertise to drive our peer process and distinguish the best of the best in interactive entertainment.”

Sixty-eight of the most exciting games from 2017 received a nomination. Horizon Zero Dawn leads the group with 10 total nominations. Several games received multiple nods, including: The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild with 6 nominations; Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificeUncharted: The Lost Legacyand Cuphead with 5 nominations; and Gorogoa, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSSuper Mario Odyssey which received 4 nominations each. Nominees for the evening’s top prize, Game of the Year, are: CupheadHorizon Zero DawnPLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSSuper Mario Odyssey; and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The following is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Cuphead

For Honor

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Horizon Zero Dawn

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Cuphead

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

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

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

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Horizon Zero Dawn

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

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: WWII

Cuphead

Destiny 2

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

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

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Family Game of the Year

DropMix

GNOG

Just Dance 2018

SingStar Celebration

Snipperclips

Fighting Game of the Year

ARMS

Injustice 2

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

Project CARS 2

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

NieR:Automata

Persona 5

Torment: Tides of Numenera

Sports Game of the Year

Everybody’s Golf

FIFA 18

Golf Clash

Madden NFL 18

MLB The Show 17

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Endless Space 2

Halo Wars 2

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Total War: Warhammer II

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

Robo Recall

Star Trek Bridge Crew

The Invisible Hours

Wilson’s Heart

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

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

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

Monster Hunter Stories

Mobile Game of the Year

Cat Quest

Fire Emblem Heroes

Gorogoa

Monument Valley 2

Splitter Critters

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Call of Duty: WWII

Destiny 2

Fortnite

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Gorogoa

Horizon Zero Dawn

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Super Mario Odyssey

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Gorogoa

Horizon Zero Dawn

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

What Remains of Edith Finch

Game of the Year

Cuphead

Horizon Zero Dawn

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Super Mario Odyssey

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Who do you guys think should win Game of the Year? Is Horizon Zero Dawn your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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