Horizon Zero Dawn Leads with Ten Nominations for a 21

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Academy of Interactive Arts Sciences (AIAS) is gratified to announce
a nominees for a 21st D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards),
co-hosted by Greg Miller, co-founder of internet video uncover and podcast Kinda
Funny
, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. Academy members
will start ubiquitous voting for a video diversion industry’s premier
peer-based awards uncover on Friday, Jan. 12th during 5:00 PM PST.

The winners will be suggested during a D.I.C.E. Awards rite on
Thursday, Feb. 22nd in Las Vegas as a perfection of the
week-long attention party during a 2018 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate,
Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE18). The rite will once again
be live streamed in a entirety commencement during 8:00 pm PT/11:00 pm ET via
media partner IGN Entertainment.

“Congratulations to all a 2017 nominees – an extraordinary list of diverse
practice that unequivocally consolidate a artistic ambitions and achievements
that conclude a industry,” pronounced Meggan Scavio, President, Academy of
Interactive Arts Sciences. “I wish to appreciate a ardent jury
panelists that dedicate their time and imagination to expostulate a peer
routine and heed a best of a best in interactive
entertainment.”

Sixty-eight of a many sparkling games from 2017 perceived a nomination. Horizon
Zero Dawn
leads a organisation with 10 sum nominations. Several games
perceived mixed nods, including: The Legend of Zelda: The
Breath of a Wild
with 6 nominations; Hellblade: Senua’s
Sacrifice
, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Cuphead with
5 nominations; and Gorogoa, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Super
Mario Odyssey
which perceived 4 nominations each. Nominees for the
evening’s tip prize, Game of a Year, are: Cuphead; Horizon
Zero Dawn
; PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS; Super Mario
Odyssey
and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of a Wild.

The following is a full list of nominees: http://www.interactive.org/images/awards/21st-Annual-DICE-Awards-Finalists.pdf

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 a 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 a 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 a Wild

Action Game of a Year
Call of Duty: WWII
Cuphead
Destiny
2
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
Wolfenstein II: The New
Colossus

Adventure Game of a Year
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Horizon
Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of
a Wild
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Family Game of a Year
DropMix
GNOG
Just Dance
2018
SingStar Celebration
Snipperclips

Fighting Game of a Year
ARMS
Injustice 2
Marvel
vs. Capcom: Infinite
Nidhogg 2
Tekken 7

Racing Game of a Year
DiRT 4
Forza Motorsport 7
Gran
Turismo Sport
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Project CARS 2

Role-Playing Game of a Year
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Middle-earth:
Shadow of War
NieR:Automata
Persona 5
Torment: Tides of
Numenera

Sports Game of a Year
Everybody’s Golf
FIFA 18
Golf
Clash
Madden NFL 18
MLB The Show 17

Strategy/Simulation Game of a Year
Endless Space 2
Halo
Wars 2
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Total War: Warhammer II
XCOM
2: War of a 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 a Year
Lone Echo/Echo Arena
Psychonauts
in a Rhombus of Ruin
Robo Recall
Space Pirate Trainer
Wilson’s
Heart

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award
Everything
Gorogoa
Night in
a Woods
Pyre
Snipperclips

Handheld Game of a Year
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the
Cursed King
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond a Myth
Fire Emblem
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Metroid: Samus Returns
Monster
Hunter Stories

Mobile Game of a 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 a Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Gorogoa
Horizon
Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of a Wild
Uncharted:
The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game of a Year
Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S
BATTLEGROUNDS
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath
of a Wild

The Academy’s 30K+ members, comprised of a interactive edition and
growth communities, commend value in 24 different
interactive diversion categories in one of a top forms of recognition
in a industry. Titles were played and evaluated by members of the
Academy’s counterpart panels to establish final nominees. These panels, one for
any endowment category, are comprised of a diversion industry’s most
gifted and gifted group and women who are experts in their chosen
fields. Winners are dynamic as partial of a trusted voting process
and will be suggested on a dusk of a show. A list of all a peer
panelists can be found here.

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