'Zelda' Takes Home Game of The Year Award At 2017 Game Awards

Muriel Hammond
December 9, 2017

We knew it was coming out sometime before the end of the year, but Nintendo still managed to surprise people and release The Champions' Ballad without any warning.

In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game's Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never before seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game's four Champions, as well as a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero, which allows players increased mobility when traversing Hyrule's varied landscapes, once they complete this new adventure. The quality of the Nintendo game was not only recognized by the awards it won yesterday, but also by the nominations that account for the success it has had since its launch.

The game also won awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game. Zelda: Breath of the Wild was nominated in other categories such as Best Soundtrack; Better Audio Design; Best Art Direction.


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The Game Awards also released a number of new trailers for upcoming titles including a teaser for Bayonetta 3 for the Switch, a cinematic trailer for famed video game auteur Hideo Kojima's next title Death Stranding, which once again featured actor Norman Reedus and a gameplay trailer for the next entry in Bandai Namco's long-running weapons-based fighting game, Soulcalibur VI.

During his acceptance speech, Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma said, "I want to take all of the joy and warmth I'm feeling right now receiving this award and put that back into making Zelda games". Congratulations to the Hero of Hyrule, and thanks to all the fans who voted!

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