The 26th annual DICE Awards take place next month, celebrating some of the best video games of 2022. A total of 61 games have been nominated for awards, but War god Ragnarok has the great honor of being nominated for a total of 12 categories! Sure, the PlayStation title has been nominated for Game of the Year, but it also received a slew of other nominations. It remains to be seen how many prizes the game will actually win, but it sure is impressive. The game has been nominated for the following categories:
- Outstanding Achievement in Animation
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
- Outstanding Achievement in Character (Kratos)
- Outstanding Achievement in Character (Atreus)
- Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
- Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
- Outstanding Achievement in Story
- Outstanding technical achievement
- Adventure Game of the Year
- Outstanding achievement in game design
- Outstanding achievement in game direction
- Game of the year
The awards are not voted on by fans, but by a large group of “collegiate panelists.” Some of these panelists work for major companies in the industry such as Nintendo, Microsoft and PlayStation; others are independent, such as voice actor Troy Baker. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has sought to source a wide range of voices to choose these winners, and that difference sets the DICE Awards apart from other awards in the industry.
While War god Ragnarok‘s nominations are impressive, not too surprising given how well the game’s predecessor performed at the DICE Awards. God of war also saw a ton of nominations at the 22nd Annual DICE Awards, with the exact same number of nominations, and a total of nine wins, including Game of the Year. It remains to be seen whether Ragnarok will achieve a similar level of success at the 26th Annual DICE Awards, but fans can see for themselves when it airs on February 23. The event will be streamed live by IGN.
War god Ragnarok is now available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Readers can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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