Satoru Iwata to be honored with Lifetime Achievement prize at this year’s DICE Awards

Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement prize at the 19th Annual DICE Awards.

The award ceremony is set to take place next month during the annual DICE Summit, and this year they plan to honour former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

Satoru Iwata, who sadly passed away in July 2015, will be the posthumous recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The legendary Nintendo President passed away at the age of 55 due to complications with a tumor, having served as the company lead for 13 years.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is also being honored, as he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Other award categories include Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Art Design and Best Handheld Game.

Bloodborne, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Fallout 4, Ori and the Blind Forest and Rise of The Tomb Raider are nominated for Game of the Year.

Dragon Age: Inquisition took home the gold last year, beating the likes of Far Cry 4 and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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You can check out the full list of nominees and categories below. The winners will be announced at DICE awards on 18 February.

Game of the Year

Bloodborne
Fallout 4
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Fallout 4
Life is Strange
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Undertale

Adventure Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham Knight
Life is Strange
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Action Game of the Year

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

Mobile Game of the Year

DomiNations
Fallout Shelter
Lara Croft Go
Pac-Man 256
The Room Three

DICE Sprite Award

Her Story
Galak-Z
Kerbal Space Program
Rocket League
Undertale

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Batman: Arkham Knight
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Order: 1886

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Lara Croft GO
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Order: 1886
Star Wars: Battlefront

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Evie Frye
Her Story – Hannah Smith
Life is Strange – Maxine Caulfield
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Lara Croft
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Geralt of Rivia

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Batman: Arkham Knight
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
Ori and the Blind Forest
Starcraft II: Legacy Of The Void
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Destiny: The Taken King
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Star Wars: Battlefront
The Order: 1886

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Fallout 4
Her Story
Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Star Wars: Battlefront
The Order: 1886
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Family Game of the Year

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

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat X
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Rising Thunder

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 6
Need for Speed
Project CARS

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Bloodborne .
Fallout 4
Pillars of Eternity
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Undertale

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 2016
Madden NFL 2016
MLB 15 The Show
NBA 2K16
Rocket League

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Cities: Skylines
Fallout Shelter
Grey Goo
Heroes of the Storm
Kerbal Space Program

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

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Fallout 4
Her Story
Lara Croft GO
Massive Chalice
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt