Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed
Posted by James Newton
Not a Tanooki statue in sight
Last night saw the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards in London, with Nintendo's brightest and best up for several awards. Shame the Big N didn't actually win any, then.
Arguably the biggest upset came in the Mobile & Handheld Game category, where iPad title Peggle HD beat Super Mario 3D Land to take the title. We all love a bit of Peggle of course, but it's still a surprise to see it top Mario's latest.
PlayStation mascot Sackboy beat two of Nintendo's bigger hitters:LittleBigPlanet 2 triumphed over The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in the Innovation category and beat Mario Kart 7 in the Family stakes.
Portal 2 beat SM3DL in Design, SEGA's Total War Shogun 2 triumphed over Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars 3D, while Skyward Sword lost out in two Best Game categories: Battlefield 3 snatched the fan-voted GAME Award of 2011, whereas Best Game went to Portal 2.
But hey, Rayman Origins won Artistic Achievement, so that's something.