Posted on December 07 2017 by Jarrod Raine
On top of its achievements of winning the Best Action/Adventure and Best Game Direction awards at The Game Awards, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has officially won the Game of the Year Award, beating Super Mario Odyssey, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Persona 5, and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Breath of the Wild‘s director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and series producer Eiji Aonuma took the stage to accept the award:
Aonuma: “Thank you, America! On behalf of everyone who worked on this game, thank you so very much for this award. And congratulations as well to all the other nominated games.”
Fujibayashi: “I’m really happy that I ended up making games. You know, there was a lot of challenges. You know, it was a big adventure making this game. But I think all of those challenges and that adventure are what really helped the staff, and it came out in the game you saw. On behalf of all the staff who worked on the game, let me once again say, ‘Thank you so much.'”
Aonuma: “I want to take all of the joy and warmth I’m feeling right now receiving this award and put that back into continuing to make Zelda games and continuing to try to surprise all of you. So please look forward to that. Thank you!”
Breath of the Wild also won awards for Best Action / Adventure Game and Best Game Direction. The game was also nominated for Best Score / Music, Best Art Direction, and Best Audio Design.
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Source: The Game Awards