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Nominees for the 2019 D.I.C.E Awards

January 10, 2019
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I have to admit, I have never really been a huge fan of award shows but I know there are some out there that do care.  If you are wondering what Nintendo titles have been nominated then look no further than here!  Take a look at the the official PR:

January 10, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is pleased to announce the nominees for its 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards), co-hosted for the third year by Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. Academy members will begin general voting for the video game industry’s premier peer-based awards show on Friday, Jan. 11th at 2:00 PM PST.
The winners will be revealed at the D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 13th at Aria Resort & Hotel Las Vegas as the culmination of the week-long industry gathering at the 2019 D.I.C.E. Summit (#DICE19). Honored this year as the Hall of Fame recipient will be Bonnie Ross, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries. The ceremony will once again be live streamed in its entirety beginning at 8:00 pm PT/11:00 pm ET via multi-year media partner IGN Entertainment.
Fifty-six of the most exciting games from 2018 received a nomination. God of War leads the nominees with 12 total nominations, followed by AAA blockbuster hits Marvel’s Spider-Man with 11, Red Dead Redemption 2 with eight and indie title Return of the Obra Dinn with six nods. Tying with four nominations include ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission, Detroit: Become Human, Florence and Into the Breach while Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Moss each receive three. Finalists for the top honor, Game of the Year, are: God of War, Into the Breach, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Return of the Obra Dinn.
“I would like to thank the Academy’s peer panelists who dedicate their time, energy and expertise in evaluating and selecting the best games from 2018,” said Meggan Scavio, President of the Academy of Interactive Ars & Sciences. “To all the finalists – congratulations in continuing to push the boundaries of creativity, storytelling and technical innovation. I am looking forward to celebrating your achievements at the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards with our members and Board!”
The following is the full list of nominees: https://www.interactive.org/news/22nd_dice_award_finalists_revealed.asp
Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss
Red Dead Redemption 2
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Outstanding Achievement in Character
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Kassandra)
God of War (Atreus)
God of War (Kratos)
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Arthur Morgan)
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Detroit: Become Human
Forgotton Anne
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield V
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss
Outstanding Achievement in Story
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Florence
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Outstanding Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Battlefield V
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Celeste
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Far Cry 5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Adventure Game of the Year
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn
Family Game of the Year
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Kirby Star Allies
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Unravel Two
Fighting Game of the Year
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Dragon Ball FighterZ
SOULCALIBUR VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 4
F1 2018
Wreckfest
Role-Playing Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Monster Hunter World
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces
MLB The Show 18
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Bad North
Frostpunk
Into the Breach
Northgard
RimWorld
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders
Tónandi
Torn
Immersive Reality Game of the Year
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Moss
Sprint Vector
Transference
Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Celeste
Florence
Into the Breach
Minit
Return of the Obra Dinn
Portable Game of the Year
Dandara
Donut County
Dragalia Lost
Florence
Oddmar
Online Game of the Year
Fortnite
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Laser League
Red Dead Redemption 2
Sea of Thieves
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
God of War
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Subnautica
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Florence
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn
Game of the Year
God of War
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Not a whole lot of Nintendo representation there but perhaps the few that are will win in their corresponding categories!

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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom.  He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer.  He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.

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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom.  He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer.  He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.

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