DICE has chosen a perfect candidate for its Lifetime Achievement prize at the 2016 DICE Awards show. During its presentation on Feb. 18 in Las Vegas, the organization will honor the late and great Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
Unlike the AIAS Hall of Fame award, which is handed out annually, the Lifetime Achievement Award is rarely handed out and saved for a very few special individuals. PlayStation’s Ken Kutaragi was awarded in 2008 and former Nintendo of America bosses Minoru Arakawa and Howard Lincoln were recognized in 2007.
This year’s Hall of Fame recipient will be Hideo Kojima, joining the ranks of legendary game designers like last year’s winners Leslie Benzies and the Hauser brothers at Rockstar North and the inaugural recipient, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto.
Satoru Iwata sadly passed away at 55 last July after a battle with cancer. He was a monumental figure in the video games industry, and there isn’t a better figure in the industry to be recognized for the achievements made during his life.