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The nominations for the 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), and The Last of Us Part II is leading the charge.
Naughty Dog's lauded sequel received 11 nominations, including nods for Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Story, and Outstanding Technical Achievement.
Other major contenders include Ghost of Tsushima with 10 nominations, and Hades with a grand total of 8 nods. Elsewhere, Half-Life: Alyx, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps all picks up 5 nominations apiece.
A total of 57 titles have been nominated, with the winners set to be announced at a virtual ceremony on April 8, 2021. We've highlighted a section of this year's nominees below, but you can check out the complete list over on the AIAS website.
Game of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Online Game of the Year
Mobile Game of the Year
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Outstanding Achievement for Independent Game