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Authors: Imran Khan

The Academy of Arts & Sciences' annual D.I.C.E awards has released their nominees for 2017 releases and Guerilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn is by far the most nominated game. Breath of the Wild, Cuphead, and Hellblade are also big winners in terms of nominations.

The awards are hosted by Kinda Funny's Greg Miller and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. The actual award show will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday, February 22, with voting on the nominees starting today for Academy members. You can check out the full nominee list below.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

CupheadFor HonorHellblade: Senua's SacrificeHorizon: Zero DawnUncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

CupheadHellblade: Senua's SacrificeHorizon: Zero DawnLittle NightmaresThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Assassin's Creed Origins - BayekHellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - SenuaHorizon: Zero Dawn - AloyStar Wars Battlefront II - Iden VersioUncharted: The Lost Legacy - Chloe Fraiser

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Call of Duty: WWIICupheadHorizon: Zero DawnRiMEWolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Destiny 2Injustice 2Star Wars Battlefront IISuper Mario OdysseyUncharted: The Lost Legacy

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Hellblade: Senua's SacrificeHorizon: Zero DawnNight in the WoodsWhat Remains of Edith FinchWolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Assassin's Creed OriginsHellblade: Senua's SacrificeHorizon: Zero DawnLone Echo/Echo Arena The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: WWIICupheadDestiny 2PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsWolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Adventure Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed OriginsHorizon: Zero DawnSuper Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildUncharted: The Lost Legacy

Family Game of the Year

DropMixGNOGJust Dance 2018SingStar CelebrationSnipperclips

Fighting Game of the Year

ArmsInjustice 2Marvel vs. Capcom: InfiniteNidhogg 2Tekken 7

Racing Game of the Year

DiRT 4Forza Motorsport 7Gran Turismo SportMario Kart 8 DeluxeProject CARS 2

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Divinity: Original Sin 2Middle-earth: Shadow of WarNier:AutomataPersona 5Torment: Tides of Numenera

Sports Game of the Year

Everybody's GolfFIFA 18Golf ClashMadden NFL 18MLB The Show 17

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Endless Space 2Halo Wars 2Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleTotal War: Warhammer IIXCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Lone Echo/Echo Arena Robo RecallStar Trek Bridge CrewThe Invisible HoursWilson's Heart 

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Lone Echo/Echo Arena Psychonauts in the Rhombus of RuinRobo RecallSpace Pirate TrainerWilson's Heart 

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

EverythingGorogoaNight in the WoodsPyreSnipperclips

Handheld Game of the Year

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEtrian Odyssey V: Beyond the MythFire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaMetroid: Samus ReturnsMonster Hunter Stories

Mobile Game of the Year

Cat QuestFire Emblem HeroesGorogoaMonument Valley 2Splitter Critters

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Call of Duty: WWIIDestiny 2FortnitePlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsTom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

GorogoaHorizon: Zero DawnPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsSuper Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

GorogoaHorizon: Zero DawnThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildUncharted: The Lost LegacyWhat Remains of Edith Finch

Game of the Year

CupheadHorizon: Zero DawnPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsSuper Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Last year's D.I.C.E. Game of the Year was Overwatch, with the 2015 winner being Star Wars: Battlefront.

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