Fire Emblem Heroes & Breath of the Wild Win Big at SXSW 2018

When it comes to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s won so many awards for being such a fantastic game that it justifies the long development cycle. Only Breath of the Wild is not yet done with winning awards, as it is still being nominated for various categories at prestigious events and walking away with full hands.

Hosted by IGN writer Alanah Pearce and eSports broadcaster Richard Campbell, for Blizzard, this year’s 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards, once again saw Nintendo being able to add a couple more titles to the tally thanks to five wins worthy of mentioning. Not only did Breath of the Wild walk away with Game of the Year, but it also won an award for Excellence in Design and Excellence in Gameplay.

As for other Nintendo winners, Super Mario Odyssey was successful in snagging Excellence in SFX, with the mobile app Fire Emblem Heroes receiving the honor Mobile Game of the Year. Below we have rounded up the tweets dedicated to each Nintendo win:

With the BAFTAs set for next month however, it would be interesting to see if Zelda can earn another Game of the Year award, compared to the tough completion it is up against.



Source: @SXSWGaming (Twitter)

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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