Voting begins today for the D.I.C.E. Awards, recipients revealed

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The voting for all of the nominees of the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards begins today. All members of the academy will begin voting for the final show which will be held in Las Vegas on February 18th. Also announced is that the late Satoru Iwata will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement award.

Rise of the Tomb Raider, being an Xbox exclusive, leads the way with 9 nominations followed closely by The Witcher 3 with 8. The full list of nominees can be seen below. Who do you think will win?

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction:

  • Fallout 4
  • Life is Strange
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Adventure Game of the Year:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Life is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Action Game of the Year:

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Helldivers
  • Just Cause 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Splatoon

Mobile Game of the Year:

  • DomiNations
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Pac-Man 256
  • The Room Three

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award:

  • Her Story
  • Galak-Z
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Rocket League
  • Undertale

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Order: 1886

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:

  • Lara Croft GO
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Order: 1886
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Outstanding Achievement in Character:

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Evie Frye
  • Her Story – Hannah Smith
  • Life is Strange – Maxine
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – Lara Croft
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Geralt of Rivia
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Starcraft II: Legacy Of The Void
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Order: 1886

Outstanding Achievement in Story:

  • Fallout 4
  • Her Story
  • Tales from the Borderlands
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Technical Achievement:

  • Just Cause 3
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Family Game of the Year:

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Rock Band 4
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • Fighting Game of the Year
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
  • Rising Thunder

Racing Game of the Year:

  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Need for Speed
  • Project CARS

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Sports Game of the Year:

  • FIFA 2016
  • Madden NFL 2016
  • MLB 15 The Show
  • NBA 2K16
  • Rocket League

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year:

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Grey Goo
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Kerbal Space Program

Handheld Game of the Year:

  • Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
  • Helldivers
  • Pokemon: Super Mystery Dungeon
  • Yo-Kai Watch

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay:

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design:

  • Fallout 4
  • Her Story
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Massive Chalice
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Satoru Iwata

Hall of Fame:

  • Hideo Kojima
My name is Michael William Boccher. I am the owner of 1080Players.com as well as the host of our radio show on both Boost Radio Network and Granite Coast Entertainment. ONLY show on radio dedicated to the development of all AAA console games. Head of PlayStation Division at Rectify Gaming

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