Nintendo has swept the proverbial board at this year?s Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards, taking seven prizes in a coup for the company, having been generally panned in the western awards scene in favour of GTA: Vice City.
Animal Crossing was a major winner, taking Console RPG of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design Awards.
What?s more, Metroid Prime took First-Person Action Game of the Year, Mario Party 4 deservedly won Family Game of the Year and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem took Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story. Metroid Fusion won Handheld Game of the Year.
"As an artist, the only way I know how to make a great game is to go by my intuition and heart", said Shigeru Miyamoto, in a statement that sounds refreshingly like it wasn't penned by a marketeer. "To win over and over in just one evening stunned our whole team. We're overwhelmed!"