The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences have announced the nominations for their 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards.
Fifty-three different games have received a D.I.C.E. Award nomination this year across 22 different categories. Leading the way is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rise of the Tomb Raider with eight nominations each, including one for Game of the Year. The other Game of the Year nominees are Bloodborne, Fallout 4, and Ori and the Blind Forest. Voting across all categories begins tomorrow and is peer-voted on.
You can check out the entire list of nominees and awards here.
Besides the game nominations, the D.I.C.E. Awards also announced their individual awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata. Mr. Iwata sadly passed away last year after complications from a tumor.
Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, will also be honored this year with an induction into the D.I.C.E. Hall of Fame. We’re pretty sure Konami won’t be able to stop him from receiving this award.
The winners will be announced on Thursday, February 18th, at the annual awards show being held this year at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas after the conclusion of the annual D.I.C.E. Summit. The show is being hosted for the second year in a row by comedian Pete Holmes. Stay tuned for more information about the D.I.C.E. Awards as we get closer to the big day.