Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Friday, February 23rd.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Developers and publishers were celebrating the biggest and best releases of 2017 during the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ D.I.C.E Awards. Nintendo swept up the awards ceremony, picking up ten awards.
Zelda: Breath of The Wild walked away with Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Design, Adventure Game, and Game of The Year. Snipperclips picked up Family Game and D.I.C.E. Spirit Awards.
Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblems Hero, Metroid: Samus Returns and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe all received awards for the studio. Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the show.
Other notable wins belonged to ID@Xbox and Studio MDHR’s Cuphead. The Canadian developer won awards for art direction, animation and original music composition.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also had a good turnout. Winning both Action Game of The Year and Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay.
Emily O’Brien posted a photo on her Instagram account. The now deleted photo revealed Troy Baker and her involvement in the highly anticipated Hideo Kojima game; Death Stranding. In the photo, O’Brien and Baker stand next to The Walking Dead star; Norman Reddus. The caption read “Honored to be working alongside these two fine lads on Hideo Kojima’s new project Death Stranding,”
Death Stranding already stars Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelson and Guillermo del Toro. Adding two of the most prolific voice actors in the game’s industry continues to boost the star power of Death Stranding.
Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition on PC on March 6th. Players who either pre-order the game or purchase before May 1st will get a free Half Life Pack.
The Half Life Pack comes with a new costume of the titular character of the franchise; Gordon Freeman. Players can use this costume as a skin for Noctis. The pack includes an exclusive crowbar weapon as well.
The Gordon Freeman costume is also available for use on multiplayer avatars in the Comrades expansion.
About The Author: Steve Vegvari
Steve is based in Toronto, Ontario. His enthusiasm and adoration of the video game industry go back to the days of SNES. Find him on Twitter and join in on the escapades.