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DICE Nominations: The Witcher 3, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Lead

Looks like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in line for more accolades.

After landing four GDC Award nominations, CD Projekt Red's acclaimed RPG has now earned eight more from The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

The nominees for the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards have been revealed and The Witcher 3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider lead the way with 8 nods each, including nominations for overall Game of the Year. The other GotY nominees are the excellent PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne, the extremely well-received Ori and the Blind Forest, and Bethesda's widely beloved open-world RPG, Fallout 4. Ori and the Blind Forest got six nominations in all, Fallout 4 received five, and The Order: 1886, Her Story and Star Wars: Battlefront got four nods each. Other great games, like Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Taken King, Rocket League, Life is Strange and Undertale got three nominations each.

I tend to agree with the D.I.C.E. nominees and winners each and ever year, and I think I know why. Anyway, the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on February 18. Late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will be honored with a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award, and don't forget that film director Guillermo del Toro will usher Hideo Kojima into the AIAS Hall of Fame.

If you missed them, be sure to check out the PSXE Game of the Year Awards 2015.

Tags: dice awards, dice 2016 video game awards, 2016 dice nominations

1/13/2016 11:31:06 AM Ben Dutka

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