The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Disappointment in the Best RPG and GoTY categories
The VGX Awards have finished for another year, in which Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Cranky Kong will be playable in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, while also giving the Wii U title an Americas release date of 21st February 2014. It was also an awards ceremony that was odd for not covering all awards, with some winners being announced primarily on the official awards website, bypassing the broadcast entirely.
At the time of writing the "Best Nintendo Game" and "Best Casual Game" categories are yet to be confirmed, though Super Mario 3D World did miss out on Game of the Year to favourite Grand Theft Auto V. More misses came in the "Best RPG" category, with Fire Emblem: Awakening and Pokemon X/Y losing out to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
There was good news in the "Best Handheld Game" category, however, with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds seeing off competition from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X/Y and the PS Vita's Tearaway to walk away with the prize.
We'll update you with the results for Best Nintendo Game and Best Casual Game once they come through [Update: these results have now been revealed]. What do you think of the awards that have been given out, with Nintendo's nominations scooping just one of the three confirmed so far?