DICE Awards finalists announced, includes everything you’d expect

The 19th Annual D.I.C.E awards will be held next month in Las Vegas during the D.I.C.E Summit, and today the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced the finalists of this years prestigious awards.

 

The Witcher 3 has many nominations, but that's hardly a surprise!

The Witcher 3 has many nominations, but that’s hardly a surprise!

 

Along with awarding various games and the hard work of their developers- and in the process making publishers happy with more accolades to paste over the cover art- the event will also celebrate and honor two industry veterans. It was previously revealed that ex-Konami prodigy Hideo Kojima will enter the Hall of Fame this year, and former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will be honored, too. Iwata is to receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement award.

The event will be held on February 18 and will be hosted by comedian Pete Holmes, of the Pete Holmes Show and the You Made It Weird podcast.

You can find the full list of nominees for each category below.

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Fallout 4
  • Life is Strange
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Helldivers
  • Just Cause 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Splatoon

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Dominations
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • PAC-MAN 256
  • The Room Three

DICE Spirte Award

  • Her Story
  • Galak-Z
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Rocket League
  • Undertale

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Order: 1886

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Lara Croft GO
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Order: 1886
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — Evie Frye
  • Her Story — Hannah Smith
  • Life is Strange — Max
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider — Lara Croft
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Geralt of Rivia

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Starcraft II: Legacy Of The Void
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Order: 1886

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Fallout 4
  • Her Story
  • Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Just Cause 3
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Family Game of the Year

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Rock Band 4
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Tearaway Unfolded

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
  • Rising Thunder

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Need for Speed
  • Project CARS

Role-Playing / Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 2016
  • Madden NFL 2016
  • MLB 15 The Show
  • NBA 2K16
  • Rocket League

Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Grey Goo
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Kerbal Space Program

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
  • Helldivers
  • Pokemon: Super Mystery Dungeon
  • Yo-Kai Watch

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay 

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Fallout 4
  • Her Story
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Massive Chalice
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

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