Iwata to be honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award
Late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, is to be recognised for his work by being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 DICE Awards.
Satoru Iwata, the late president of Nintendo, is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s DICE Awards.
This will be the first time that the accolade will be awarded posthumously. It is only awarded on rare occasions; Iwata joins “the father of the PlayStation” Ken Kutaragi and early Nintendo of America chiefs Minoru Arakawa and Howard Lincoln as recipients of the award.
Iwata joined Nintendo as head of corporate planning in 2000, which resulted in significant growth for Nintendo. He then became the company’s president in May 2002, a position he held until his passing in July 2015 at the age of 55.
The 2016 DICE Awards ceremony will be held in Las Vegas on February 18th.