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Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3 lead D.I.C.E award noms

The nominees have been revealed for the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards, which will take place on Thursday, February 18 at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The nominees have been revealed for the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards, which will take place on Thursday, February 18 at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Hosted by comedian, podcaster, voice actor, and cartoonist Pete Holmes, the ceremony is the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' chance to honor the year's finest video games and their creators. 

Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider tops the list of nominees with nine award nods, followed by CD Projekt Red's eight award nominations for The Witcher 3. Ori and the Blind Forest, Fallout 4, Her Story, The Order: 1886, and Stars Wars Battlefront also received multiple nominations. 

Other games in the running include Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Taken King, Rocket League, Lara Croft GO, Life is Strange, and Undertale

As well as shining a light on 2015's best and brightest, this year's ceremony will honor Satoru Iwata with a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be this year's Hall of Fame inductee.

You can check out a partial list of nominees below, or head on over to the official awards website for the full thing

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4              
  • Ori and the Blind Forest               
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider               
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt             

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Fallout 4              
  • Life is Strange   
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider               
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt             
  • Undertale          

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Batman: Arkham Knight               
  • Life is Strange   
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain            
  • Ori and the Blind Forest               
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider               

Action Game of the Year

  • Destiny: The Taken King               
  • Helldivers   
  • Just Cause 3      
  • Star Wars Battlefront 
  • Splatoon          

Mobile Game of the Year

  • DomiNations     
  • Fallout Shelter  
  • Lara Croft GO    
  • Pac-man 256  
  • The Room Three

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • Her Story            
  • GALAK-Z             
  • Kerbal Space Program   
  • Rocket League 
  • Undertale          

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