Aonuma takes home a Golden Joystick, Game Awards nominates Breath of the Wild

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe.

We’re heading into award season now, and Zelda is already making a few waves (despite having a relatively quiet year in terms of releases), especially for its 30th anniversary.

The nominations for the Game Awards were announced this week, and in a move that will shock absolutely no one in the wake of E3, Breath of the Wild has been nominated for most anticipated game. It will have to beat out the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War if it’s going to take home the spoils though.

Meanwhile, across the pond, the UK hosted the 34th Golden Joystick awards this week. Twilight Princess HD managed to pip the likes of Xenoblade Chronicles X and Fire Emblem Fates to the title of Nintendo Game of the Year, and series producer Eiji Aonuma was honoured with the lifetime achievement award.

Ever humble, the man himself dedicated the award to all the people who have contributed to the success of Zelda over the years, saying “I am glad, honoured and really humbled to be awarded the Golden Joysticks 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. I say I’m humbled because when I heard about this award, I had to ask myself… ‘am I qualified to be accepting this myself as an individual, when the award belongs more to The Legend of Zelda series?’ With this understanding I accept the award with pleasure on behalf of more that 1,000 creators, artists, engineers and composers who have worked on the series for more than 30 years.”

 

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