The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins big

Nintendo's upcoming open world entry in the long-running series won Gamescom's Best of Show Award today, with other distinctions going to Battlefield 1 and PlayStation VR. Europe's largest gaming convention lasts until this Sunday in Cologne, Germany.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins big
Gamescom announced via press release today the winners of its official Gamescom Awards 2016, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild winning the coveted overall Best of Show Award.

Other awards went to Battlefield 1, who brought home the Consumer Award, and PlayStation VR, who won multiple distinctions in the hardware space. A complete list of winners can be found below:

A. Category group: Gamescom global awards

Gamescom award for Best Add-on/DLC
• Destiny: Rise of Iron (Activision Blizzard)

Gamescom award for Best Preview/Vision
•Horizon – Zero Dawn (Sony)

Gamescom award for Best Booth
•Mafia III (2K)

B. Category group: Platform

Best Console Game Sony Playstation 4
•For Honor (Ubisoft)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One
•Sea of Thieves (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo WiiU
•The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
•For Honor (Ubisoft)

Best Mobile Game
•Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo)

C. Category group: Genre

Best Role Playing Game
•Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

Best Racing Game
•Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)

Best Action Game
•Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

Best Simulation Game
•NBA 2K17 (2K)

Best Sports Game
•Steep (Ubisoft)

Best Family Game
•Skylanders Imaginators (Activision)

Best Strategy Game
•Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (2K)

Best Puzzle / Skill Game
•Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

Best Social / Online Game
•GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)

Best Casual Game
•Battlezone (Rebellion)

Best Multiplayer Game
•Sea of Thieves (Microsoft)

Best Virtual Reality Game
•Wilson’s Heart (Twisted Pixel)

Best Hardware
•PlayStation VR (Sony)

D. Category group: Indie award

Gamescom Indie award
• Little Nightmares (Bandai Namco)

E. Category group: Consumer award
•Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

F. Category group: Best of Gamescom
• The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Gamescom 2016 runs until this Sunday in Cologne, Germany.

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