Deutscher Computerspielpreis is a German awards ceremony designed to shine a light on the German games industry — but there’s also a little love shown to the international industry, too. This year, Breath of the Wild scooped the Best International Game award at the event in Berlin.
During a pre-recorded acceptance video, series producer Eiji Aonuma appeared alongside the game’s director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa, and the technical director Takuhiro Dohta. He spoke briefly about not simply adapting the old Zelda formula, but striking a careful balance of old and new elements. Takizawa also chimed in, noting how the lessons learnt throughout the series’ ever changing art style were applied to Link’s maiden outing on the Switch.
All four men thanked German gamers for their support of the game, and were keen to express how happy they were that people were enjoying their time with it. Given the critical acclaim the game has received, we’ll no doubt see Breath of the Wild scooping up more awards as the year goes on!