The Game Awards 2017 Winner Is Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted December 10, 2017

Nintendo had quite a bit of news to get off its chest at The Game Awards and started the night by revealing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's second DLC, The Champions' Ballad, would be available to play starting tonight.

If you need anything else at all relating to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including how to take down Calamity Ganon, as well as how to complete the previous Master Trials DLC, head over to our Breath of the Wild guides walkthrough hub. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on February 16.

Breath of the Wild's second DLC pack was released yesterday following the release of the expansion's new trailer at the Game Awards. Best Action-Adventure Game, Best Direction, Game of the Year; these are elite categories.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was an August release on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, praised for the adventure's intense delivery, its precise and effective audio design, and its nuanced treatment of a serious psychiatric disorder afflicting the game's main character. "The prize for the best audio Director was awarded the game "Hellblade: Senua" s Sacrifice". As an added bonus, Nintendo has indicated that it will release Amiibo for each of the champions.

The quirky but much-hyped Japanese RPG Persona 5 walked away with only one award, for the best role playing game, and lost out to Zelda for the game of the year title.

Experts in Los Angeles determined the winners of the "Oscar game" - the developers of the best games in 2017.

But that's not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show. Yet clearly, in the many versions of Link the team went through before designing him and this version of Hyrule for Breath of the Wild, a motorcycle being available to ride in Hyrule has been on the minds of BotW's development team since its early iterations.