The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has taken home the trophy for Game of The Year at The Game Awards 2017.

Breath of the Wild was pit against the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn and even its Nintendo brethren Super Mario Odyssey for the title.

“On behalf of everyone who worked on this game, thank you so very much for this award,” Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma said in his acceptance speech.

“I’m really happy I ended up making games,” added Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Breath of the Wild’s game director. “There were a lot of challenges — it was a big adventure making this game, but I think all those challenges and that adventure really helped develop the staff and it came out in the game, also.”

Nintendo also won a number of other awards, including Best Game Direction and Best Handheld Game.

Take a look at the full list of Nintendo game winners:

Game of The Year
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Persona 5 (Atlus)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Game Direction
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Handheld Game
Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
Monster Hunter Stories (Marvelous / Capcom / Nintendo)
Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Family Game
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega)
Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly, 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)
Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K)

Interested in watching the whole show? Take a look at the full thing here:

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