'Zelda' Takes Home Game of The Year Award At 2017 Game Awards

'Zelda' Takes Home Game of The Year Award At 2017 Game Awards

'Zelda' Takes Home Game of The Year Award At 2017 Game Awards

The DLC, called The Champions' Ballad, is now available to Breath of the Wild gamers that have purchased the $20 Expansion Pass.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named game of the year at The Game Awards 2017 on Thursday, beating out tough competition from Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Super Mario Odyssey.

Nintendo announced a Breath of the Wild Season Pass at the beginning of this year, promising a "Trials" challenged followed by a story expansion. Finally, there's nine new hidden items that pay tribute to several The Legend of Zelda games over the years to find and some Ancient Horse gear hidden in chests around Hyrule for players to discover. Even more interesting is Mario is a lot more popular in North America than Zelda, and sales numbers prove that. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on February 16.

But how do you get your hands on this unique new item for Breath of the Wild? They didn't when every award they were nominated for, but the game won every category that mattered.

The good news is that a title means little - if a particular person thinks that a different game was their personal Game of the Year for 2017, that's absolutely fine. As an added bonus, Nintendo has indicated that it will release Amiibo for each of the champions.

Even though The Game Awards have a panel of judges picked from within the industry that decide their winners, it's hard to separate the cult that has formed around "Zelda" from the positive experience that actually comes from the game. Now, on top of an already incredible game, we have some story-based DLC that will improve it to be even better.

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