At this point, Nintendo and the Best Family Game award are friends. And last night’s BAFTA Game Awards continued that trend by way of awards Kirby and the Forgotten Land with a trophy But hey, Kirby is now a BAFTA winner and that’s pretty cool! (Thank you GamesIndustry.biz.)
Kirby’s 3D adventure had to face stiff competition to win the award — Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope also competed for Nintendo, with Disney Dreamlight Valley, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge also fights with him. But you can’t seem to get rid of Kirby’s power.
It was the only win of the night for Nintendo, which had a fairly thin representation among the award categories. Splatoon 3 contended for best multiplayer game, but ultimately lost Elden Ring (which won two awards), but it was really everything but multi-platform games and indie titles.
Tunicwhich debuted on Xbox before coming to Switch last September, won two awards — Artistic Achievement and Debut Game — and Endling: Extinction forever won by Game Beyond Entertainment.
The biggest winner was Sony Santa Monica God of War: Ragnarok, which won six awards, including EE’s Game of the Year. However, it was an evening of big surprises, and the jury recognized the best game Vampire survivorsan endless roguelike that’s totally addictive – and we really hope to see it on Switch one day.
Here is the full list of winners from BBC:
The best game ever – The surviving vampires
The best British game – Rollerdrome
Performer in the main role – Christopher Judge as Kratos – God of War: Ragnarok
Performer in the role of the second plan – Laya Deleon Hayes as Angrboða – God of War: Ragnarok
EE game of the year – God of War: Ragnarok
Story – Immortality
Educational game – Final Fantasy XIV
Original property – Elden Ring
Multiplayer – Elden Ring
Debut game – Tunic
A game beyond entertainment – Endling – Extinction forever
Family – Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Animation – God of War: Ragnarok
Game design – The surviving vampires
Artistic achievements – Tunic
Technical achievements – Horizon Forbidden West
Audio achievements – God of War: Ragnarok
music – God of War: Ragnarok
What do you think of the award winners? What would you like to see win (or even get a nomination?) Let us know in the comments.