Acclaimed video games legend and head of Nintendo development Shigeru Miyamoto will receive the Fellowship at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards.
Miyamoto’s long list of creations is unmatched in the history of the industry and includes true classics such as Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Nintendogs and The Legend of Zelda.
“I am very grateful to be able to receive such an honourable award from the British Academy,” Miyamoto stated.
“Our video games cannot be created by one person. Since Donkey Kong until the most recent New Super Mario Bros Wii, I have been working closely with a number of friends for three decades in order to develop fun and enjoyable games.
“I would like to receive this honourable award on behalf of all of these dependable colleagues.”
Academy chairman David Parfitt added: “The Fellowship is the highest accolade the Academy can bestow on an individual for their creative work and we are honoured to have Miyamoto with us to accept his award.
“With previous honourees including Hitchcock, Kubrick and Pinter, it is only fitting that Miyamoto be recognized alongside these other pioneers for his groundbreaking work. He helped to develop an entire creative industry and is still a major force in its continuing success.”
The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards witake place on March 19th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.