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

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

In the nomination for best soundtrack was won by the game "Nier: Automata".

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was at The Game Awards 2017 in a big way, as not only did it pick up the Game of the Year Award, but DLC Pack 2 - The Champions' Ballad was also released right then and there.

That said, 2017 was a pretty spectacular year for gaming (leaving aside all that messy business with loot boxes).

The content pack The Champions' Ballad is now available for both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch version of the game.

But perhaps of more interest to the players is Link's new ride.

Also contending for Game of the Year were the likes of "NieR: Automata", "Horizon: Zero Dawn", and "Mass Effect: Andromeda".

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Nintendo's move was genius, and Breath of the Wild deserves all the praise it gets.

Breath of the Wild still managed to triumph with its superb design and re-invention of the Zelda series.

Besides, no fans are more zealous and enthusiastic than Nintendo fans. Over its own fellow Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey, which did have more hype considering it came out October 27 and Breath of the Wild came out in March.

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Breath of the Wild did get better reviews, but Mario is outpacing the game in sales.

And Cuphead, the challenging retro-styled tribute to classic 1930s cartoons and the result of a 7-year development cycle steered by a small three-person team, walked away with Best Art Direction, Best Independent Game and Best Debut Indie Game.

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

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