Despite It Takes Two and Forza Horizon 5 dominating the wins at The Game Awards, Nintendo managed to take home just one award.
The critically-acclaimed, Nintendo and Mercury Steam-developed Metroid Dread received the award for Best Action-Adventure game. It was up against Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village. The game was also nominated for the Game of the Year category yet it lost to It Takes Two.
Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America, was the recipient of the award:
Nintendo of America later tweeted out the announcement:
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Metroid has won at The Game Awards. In 2017, Metroid: Samus Returns won the award for Best Handheld Game.
Despite having 7 nominations, Nintendo took home only one award. The full list of winners for The Game Awards 2021 can be found here.
Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.