The most anticipated moment came and we finally knew who won the game of the year at The Game Awards 2017 and, as many expected, the night culminated on a Nintendo triumph as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the Best Game of the Year Award.
A few moments ago, The Game Awards 2017 ended with a memorable night delivering the most important prize to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which debuted in March this year for Nintendo Switch and Wii U. No doubt this award is not just a triumph for the series, but also for Nintendo since 2017 has been the year of the house of Kyoto.
With the achievement of the Best Game of the Year award, the most recent installment of The Legend of Zelda takes home 3 awards during the night, as it also won the Best Director Award and the Best Action/Adventure Game Award.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild competed with great games like Super Mario Odyssey, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5 and PUBG; true heavyweights in the industry during 2017. 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. Zelda: Breath of the Wild was nominated in other categories such as Best Soundtrack; Better Audio Design; Best Art Direction.
The 2017 edition of The Game Awards ended with Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi, producer and director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild respectively, lifting the coveted prize and receiving a standing ovation from the audience. Aonuma thanked the recognition on behalf of the entire development team and congratulated the other nominated titles.
On the other hand, Fujibayashi expressed his happiness for being able to make video games and revealed that the creation process of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was full of challenges, but that made the team go ahead and deliver the game that today won the highest award. Finally, Aonuma said that the happiness that this moment represents for him is enough reason to continue with the series and surprise the players.
Without more, here we leave you with the most important moment of The Game Awards 2017, so that you relive again and again the triumph of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 8, 2017