Tears of the Kingdom, Sea of Stars, and More Receive Awards

Despite a competitive year for gaming, several Switch games managed to take home awards.

The annual Game Awards, hosted by Geoff Keighley were held yesterday. Baldur’s Gate 3 won the Game of the Year award, beating out two Nintendo games: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Despite this, the near-seven year old Nintendo Switch managed to have games that were worthy of recognition.

The critically acclaimed Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom received the award for “Best Action/Adventure Game”, beating out Alan Wake 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Sea of Stars, the new game from the developer behind The Messenger received the award for “Best Independent Game”, beating out Cocoon, Dave the Diver, Dredge, and Viewfinder.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the first new 2D Mario in 11 years, won the award for “Best Family Game”, beating out Disney Illusion Island, Party Animals, Pikmin 4, and Sonic Superstars.

Pikmin 4 received the award for Best Sim/Strategy, beating out Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, Cities: Skylines II, Company of Heroes 3, and Fire Emblem Engage. This marks the first time a game in the Pikmin series has received a notable industry award.

Last but not least Cocoon, the new IP published by Annapurna Interactive was awarded with “Best Debut Indie”, beating out Dredge, Pizza Tower, Venba, and Viewfinder.

Full list of winners can be found here.