Press release


Company Leads 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Summit With Most Award Nominations Including ‘Game of the Year’

LOS ANGELES (January 21, 2016)Square Enix® announced today that its award-winning 2015 lineup continues to break records, with 16 nominations for the 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider® received the most D.I.C.E. Awards nominations of any title with nine. The Crystal Dynamics® game received nominations for categories including Game of The Year, Adventure Game of Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and more.

Among the other Square Enix nominated titles were Life is Strange®, Just Cause® 3 and Lara Croft® GO.

The complete list of Square Enix D.I.C.E. nominations:

Rise of The Tomb Raider
·         Game of The Year
·         Adventure Game of The Year
·         Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
·         Outstanding Achievement in Character – Lara Croft
·         Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
·         Outstanding Achievement in Story
·         Outstanding Technical Achievement
·         Outstanding Achievement in Animation
·         Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Life is Strange
·         Adventure Game of The Year
·         Outstanding Achievement in Character – Maxine Caulfield
·         Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Just Cause 3
·         Action Game of The Year
·         Outstanding Technical Achievement

Lara Croft GO
·         Mobile Game of The Year
·         Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
·         Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

The D.I.C.E. Awards have recognized games, individuals and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry. They are known as the most credible, respected and recognized awards for the interactive entertainment community with voting cast by members of the Academy’s 22,000 membership base. The voting process is supervised and certified by Votenet Solutions, Inc. For more information visit

Along with the D.I.C.E. Awards nominations, Square Enix was selected for numerous awards in 2015. The company’s mobile adventure Lara Croft GO received awards and nominations for Best Mobile Game of The Year from Apple and IGN. In addition, DONTNOD’s Life is Strange received accolades from The Game Awards, Los Angeles Times and Engadget, among others.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.   

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