At the 35th annual Golden Joystick awards, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild walked away with four awards, including Ultimate Game of the Year. As a result, the team at Nintendo got to give an acceptance speech, and series producer Eiji Aonuma delivered this good and probably not all that inaccurate line.
You can see Aonuma’s entire speech here, which also mentions that director Hidemaro Fujibayashi (who also directed Skyward Sword and the Minish Cap, among others) is not there for the acceptance speech because he is busy working on The Champions’ Ballad DLC, which Nintendo says will release before the end of the year.
Here’s a full list of all the winners at the Golden Joystick awards. You can also watch a VOD of the show here on Twitch.
- Best Storytelling: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
- Best Visual Design: Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
- Best Audio: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
- Best Gaming Performance: Ashly Burch in Horizon Zero Dawn
- Best Indie Game: Friday the 13th: The Game (Gun Media, IllFonic)
- Studio of the Year: Nintendo
- Best Multiplayer Game: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Bluehole)
- Best VR Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
- eSports Game of the Year: Overwatch (Blizzard)
- Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year: Pokemon Sun and Moon (Game Freak)
- Nintendo Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
- PlayStation Game of the Year: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
- Xbox Game of the Year: Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
- PC Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Bluehole)
- Most Wanted Award: The Last of Us Part 2 (Naughty Dog)
- Breakthrough Award: Ashly Burch
- Critics’ Choice Award: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
- Lifetime Achievement: Sid Meier
- Still Playing Award: World of Tanks (Wargaming)
- Ultimate Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the only Wii U game to ever win Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick.
I just realized Game of the Year is coming up soon and I am already fretting having to order a list of all these great games in 2017.
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