As is the case every year, the annual Game Awards were full of winners, and announcements. Here is a rundown of the biggest winners of last night.
Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Santa Monica, PS4)
Best Action: Dead Cells (Motion Twin, PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC/Mac/Linux)
Best RPG: Monster Hunter World (Capcom, PS4/Xbox One/PC)
Best Indie: Celeste (Matt Make Games, PS4, Xbox One/Switch/Linux/PC/Mac)
Best Sports/Racing: Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One/PC)
Best Narrative: Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar, PS4/Xbox One)
Best Art Direction: God of War
Best Performance: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II
Best Ongoing: Fornite (Epic Games, PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch/Mobile)
Best Music & Audio: Red Dead Redemption II
Best Art Direction: Return of the Obra Dinn (3909 LLC, Mac/PC)
Best Fighting: Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works, PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC/Arcade)
Best Mobile: Florence (Mountains, iOS/Android)
Best Strategy: Into the Breach (Subset Games, PC/Mac/Switch/Linux)
Games for Impact: Celeste
Content Creator: Ninja
Esports Player: SonicFox
And here are the biggest game announcements from last night's Game Awards, complete with trailers:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order: It's been nearly a decade since the last time an Ultimate Alliance game has graced systems, and now the series is returning. This time, the Avengers will be joined by the X-Men, Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy to find the Infinity Stones and stop Thanos and his Black Order from ruling the universe. For the first time in the franchise, this will be a Nintendo exclusive game for the Switch.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled: The first trio of Crash Bandicoot games got remastered earlier this year, and now it's time for the PS1 racer to get the same treatment. With a graphical overhaul and online play, it's time to relive some childhood memories on your PS4, or make new ones with the Xbox One or Switch versions.
The Outer Worlds: Obsidian, made up of those who worked on the original Fallout game and 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, has announced a new space action-RPG. As a settler removed from cryo storage, players will have to bring down an evil corporation that's taken over the edge of the galaxy. Players will have to choose between two factions to help stop The Corporation, but... it's not going to go entirely as it normally does.
Dragon Age IV: The last Dragon Age game, 2015's Inquisition, ended with a massive cliffhanger that was slightly relieved by the "Tresspasser" DLC a year later. In that time, fans have had to wait as Mass Effect and incoming shared world action game Anthem have been released by the RPG studio, with no tangible news of a Dragon Age follow up in sight. Though the game is a long way out, the teaser for Dragon Age IV makes one thing clear: you are going to have some words with Solas.
Mortal Kombat XI: NetherRealm's bloody fighter franchise returns. After the last game ended with Raiden absorbing dark energy and starting to show signs of turning evil, this new entry will deal with time travel and pull in classic characters from different eras of their life. With new customization options and a new graphics engine that's sure to deliver some gory executions, the wait for April 23 feels more painful than anything one of the Kombatants could throw at you.
Psychonauts 2: Tim Schafer and Double Fine continue the story of Raz in the mind-bending action/adventure title. This time around, unpacking emotional baggage and battling mental demons is the name of the game. But some brains can't be fixed, and Raz will have to learn that the heard way when Psychonauts 2 debuts in 2019.
Persona 5 Joins Super Smash Bros: In what was maybe the most startling reveal of the night, Nintendo and Atlus revealed that Persona 5 protagonist Joker would be a part of Super Smash Bros: Ultimate. With a flashy trailer in the animated style of the former, the Phantom Thief and his Persona will be duking it out with Kirby and the others when the character pack DLC launches in 2019.