Ratchet & Clank’s first entry on the PlayStation 5 garnered Insomniac Games plenty of notoriety in 2021, and it shows in its nine nominations at the annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Bethesda’s Deathloop followed with eight, and The Game Awards Game of the Year Winner It Takes Two followed with six, as did Inscryption.

Last year’s ceremony was held digitally due to COVID-19. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II entered the night having the most nominations, but it was Supergiant’s Hades that stole the show, taking home Game of the year as well as four other awards.

From the key categories:

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Deathloop – Colt Vahn
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Kena
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – Alex Chen
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Rivet
  • Resident Evil Village – Lady Dimitrescu

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Will It Takes Two repeat its Game of the Year win from The Game Awards? The D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony will be livestreamed by IGN on February 24th. Greg Miller and Jessica Chobot are returning to host.

You can find the full list of nominations at the D.I.C.E. Awards website.

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Amanda G.
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Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!