Death Stranding, Bayonetta 3 and From Software tease storm The Game Awards as Zelda wins Best Game

New trailers and fresh game announcements led the way at last night’s The Game Awards.

A suitably esoteric trailer for Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding was probably the main talking point. Norman Reedus was back in action, complete with pregnancy overtones, but this time with added reverse gravity and self-mutilation. The crab was still there though. You have to watch it to understand, really, although of course you will not understand a single thing about it.

There was also a super-short tease for From Software’s net project, which is still without a name unless the ‘Shadows Die Twice’ text at the end is the title. Or it could be Bloodborne 2.

There was also confirmation that Bayonetta 3 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and that the first two games in the series will be released for the Switch in February 2018.

THQ Nordic announced new title Fade to Silence, which hits Early Access next week.

Owlchemy also announced a follow up to its superb VR title Job Simulator – it’s called Vacation Simulator.

Rare’s Sea of Thieves, on which you think a lot ism riding, will launch on March 20th.

And Firewatch developer Campo Santo has announced a new game called In The Valley of the Gods.

A March release date for EA’s co-op prison break title A Way Out was also confirmed.

As for the awards themselves, it was a good night for Nintendo, with Zelda: Breath of the Wild claiming the Best Game title – and many more.

Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch
Best Art Direction – Cuphead
Best Score/Music – NieR: Automata
Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Best Performance – Melina Juergens, Hellblade
Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch
Best Handheld Game – Metroid: Samus Returns
Best VR/AR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Best Action Game – Wolfenstein II
Best Action Adventure Game – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Role Playing Game – Persona 5
Best Fighting Game – Injustice 2
Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey
Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Motorsports 7
Most Anticipated Game – The Last of Us Part II
Best Independent Game – Cuphead
Best Student Game – Level Squared
Trending Gamer – Guy Beahm
Best esports Game – Overwatch
Best esports Player – Lee sang-hyeok ‘Faker’, League of Legends
Best esports Team – Cloud9
Best Debut Indie Game – Cuphead
Best Chinese Game – jx3 HD
Best Mobile Game – Monument Valley 2
Industry Icon – Carly Shaw

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