Zelda Wins 3 Best Of E3 Game Critics Awards

It appears I wasn’t the only one mesmerized by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). After watching hours and hours of footage and knowing I’ve seen less that 2% of the final game, I’m excited as ever to play the final version next year.

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Nintendo took a huge gamble by shelving all of their other releases and focusing only on Zelda at this year’s E3 show floor. It appears to have paid off with the booth being packed all three days of the show and it winning many sites game of the show awards.

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Now, it has won even more accolades with three Game Critics Awards. These are voted on by 40 global media outlets and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won all three of the categories it was nominated in:

Best of Show

Best Console Game

Best Action/Adventure Game

Congratulations to Nintendo and all of the hardworking developers and programmers that are continuing to put extra work into making it the best Zelda game ever. Breath of the Wild is scheduled to release simultaneously for the Wii U and Nintendo’s next platform, codenamed NX, some time in 2017. We expect to learn more about the NX and Zelda this fall when Nintendo is supposed to announce more details.

Below is the full list of Game Critics Awards winners:

Best of Show
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Original Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
(Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best VR Game
Batman: Arkham VR
(Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Interactive Ent for PlayStation 4)

Best PC Game
Civilization VI
(Firaxis/2K)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
PlayStation VR
(Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game
Battlefield 1
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Role Playing Game
Final Fantasy XV
(Square-Enix for PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 3
(Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game
Injustice 2

(NetherRealm/WBIE for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
Steep
(Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family Game
Skylanders: Imaginators
(Toys for Bob/Activision for PC, PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Online Multiplayer
Titanfall 2
(Respawn/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
Inside
(Playdead for PC, Xbox One)

Special Commendation for Graphics
God of War
(Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

 

[Source: Game Critics Awards]

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