God of War Leads 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

Other leaders include Marvel's Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2

God of War Leads 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Award Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for its 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, 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. 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.

56 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.

The following is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:
God of War
GRI
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

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