Nintendo's excellent releases in 2014 earned it - and partners releasing exclusives such as Bayonetta 2 - a host of notable nominations and awards. The big N's representation at the recent D.I.C.E. awards was certainly less prominent than in some other major ceremonies of the past few months, with no nominations in key categories such as Game of the Year, but it nevertheless picked up three gongs.
You can see the winners (and the games they beat to the prize) below.
Fighting Game of the Year
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Winner)
- Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
Racing Game of the Year
- Mario Kart 8 (Winner)
- Forza Horizon 2
- The Crew
Handheld Game of the Year
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Winner)
- Bravely Default
- Child of Light
- Shovel Knight
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
In terms of surprise absentees, Nintendo was entirely left out from the Family Game of the Year category, while Bayonetta 2 missed out on a nomination in the Action Game of the Year section.
Nevertheless, Nintendo didn't leave entirely empty-handed.