The upcoming Wii U and NX title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has won the Best of Gamescom award, according to Gamescom’s website. The game also won the award for best Wii U game.
Ubisoft’s For Honor took away the Best PS4 Game award while Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves received Best Xbox One game recognition. For Honor also won Best PC Game.
The news comes a little over a month after Breath of the Wild was awarded Best in Show at E3 by the Game Critics Awards, further piling on the hype for what may already be one of the most high-profile videogames in recent memory (No Man’s Sky can never hold a candle to another Zelda game). Nintendo’s next big thing (hopefully) has already had its fair share of praise, yet the millions of gamers begging for just a taste of it will simply have to wait until March.
I’ve already documented my feelings on what I’ve seen of the game so far, but one point begs repeating: Breath of the Wild will be largely different from any major entry in the franchise since the NES original, which is simultaneously exciting and concerning. Clearly, however, everyone who’s played Breath of the Wild only has the nicest things to say about it, so it’ll probably be an excellent experience. That said, there’s still plenty of time before we have the final product.