'Zelda,' 'Cuphead,' 'Hellblade' triple winners at The Game Awards 2017

Randall Craig
December 10, 2017

During the Breath of the Wild GDC 2017 panel in March, members of the Zelda development team showed off a host of concept art for potential Link's they dreamed up ahead of BotW's development. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on February 16.

Those included a new location for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the Death Stranding project starring Norman Reedus, four-player horror GTFO, Russian post-apocalyptic quest Metro Exodus, ethereal creation game Dreams, and Egyptian exploration title In The Valley of the Gods.

The event also featured a live performance of the "Jump Up, Super Star!" song from the Super Mario Odyssey game, with vocals by the game's original singer.

So did "Breath of the Wild" genuinely deserve to win?

Certainly, "Horizon: Zero Dawn" has won a lot of love over the past few months, and is probably the most beloved of the year's releases that haven't debuted on a Nintendo platform.

'Zelda,' 'Cuphead,' 'Hellblade' triple winners at The Game Awards 2017

Players who have yet to experience the game can purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Explorer's Edition, a limited bundle that includes the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer's guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

During his acceptance speech, Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma said, "I want to take all of the joy and warmth I'm feeling right now receiving this award and put that back into making Zelda games".

But how do you get your hands on this unique new item for Breath of the Wild?

What matters is that players have fun, and if that means that your personal Game of the Year is something bad (even if it's "Mass Effect: Andromeda"), then nobody can take that away from you.

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