Earlier this year we reported that Nintendo games had picked up multiple nomination in the D.I.C.E Awards, which act as the closing event of the summit with the same name — it stands for Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain. In total five Nintendo games were nominated across seven different categories; the awards have now been handed out, with just two big N winners emerging.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, perhaps unsurprisingly, missed out on the Game of the Year award — as well as Adventure Game of the Year — but did pick up the Handheld Game of the Year award, seeing off three other Nintendo 3DS games and the PS Vita's Tearaway. Super Mario 3D World missed out on the Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering prize, but did win as Family Game of the Year, seeing off some big-name multi-platform releases. Some disappointing misses came for Fire Emblem: Awakening in the Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year category and Pokémon X & Y for Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year.
Yet still, two awards for Nintendo. The big winner of the night was ultimately Naughty Dog's PS3 title The Last of Us, which scooped 10 awards including the overall Game of the Year.