With a summit in the days before, details have now been issued for the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards on 18th February; this is a prestigious annual event hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Nintendo picked up a few awards in late 2015 for key releases such as Splatoon and Super Mario Maker, and will now have the chance to do so again at the Las Vegas event.

Of particular note is confirmation that former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the games categories Nintendo's titles all missed out on the Game of the Year shortlist; you can see its nominees below.


Action Game of the Year

Destiny: The Taken King
HELLDIVERS
Just Cause 3
Star Wars Battlefront
Splatoon

Family Game of the Year

Guitar Hero Live
LEGO Dimensions
Rock Band 4
Super Mario Maker
Tearaway Unfolded

Handheld Game of the Year

Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
HELLDIVERS
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
Yo-Kai Watch

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Destiny: The Taken King
Halo 5: Guardians
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Rocket League
Splatoon


We're pleased to see Satoru Iwata being honoured posthumously, and in the game categories Nintendo certainly has a chance to claim a few awards. Let us know what you think of the nominations in the comments, and you can see the full list of finalists right here.