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Breath of the Wild, the most recent game in the Legend of Zelda franchise, was a runaway success. (Nintendo Photo)

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continued its industry-wide victory lap Wednesday night when it won the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards honor for Game of the Year, beating out Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Super Mario Odyssey, and Nier: Automata.

These newest accolades are just the latest in a long list for Breath of the Wild, which has been cleaning up on the awards-show circuit since last year, including several that I’m almost positive did not exist before Breath of the Wild managed to win them. (It’s just pulling awards and organizations that give them out of thin air at this point via reality distortion.)

Breath of the Wild, which was released last year for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles, also won GDC Awards for Best Audio and Best Design. It was further nominated for the Innovation Award, Best Technology, and Best Visual Art, but lost to Gorogoa, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Cuphead, respectively.

The Game Developer’s Choice Awards are held every year at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Nominees are put forward and voted on by the International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), an invitation-only organization comprised of game developers from across the industry.

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