Aside from honoring the best in gaming achievements in the past year, the annual DICE Awards also seeks to honor the contributors and creative minds fueling the game industry’s innovations and works, with Nintendo hardware designer and game maker Genyo Takeda to be honored this year.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced today that the organization will be honoring Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming DICE Awards in February, with the organization awarding Takeda for his work in “shaping the video games hardware industry in his career long tenure at Nintendo.”
Takeda began his career at Nintendo in 1972, and during his lifelong tenure with the company was celebrated for his work shaping many of the company’s hardware designs for several decades. Specifically, Takeda’s hands were behind several of Nintendo’s systems, such as the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and the Wii. Takeda is also known for his work in creating the Punch-Out!! and StarTropics franchises. After over four decades with the company, Takeda retired from Nintendo in 2017 at the age of 68.
The 21st Annual DICE Awards will take place on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 in Las Vegas. For a closer look at the games nominated for honors at the show, you can check out the full nominations list here.