EDGE has named Nintendo as their publisher of the year, the revered publication running through the victors in The EDGE Awards in their latest issue.
It was a year that will be remembered for dizzying highs in Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and the triumphant return of the Nintendo World Championships. But, also one that was understandably overshadowed by late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s sudden passing.
“Splatoon was a very Nintendo take on the online shooter, Super Mario Maker did likewise for the level editor, and Monster Hunter 4 [Ultimate] proved the enduring power of 3DS, if only in Japan,” the publication writes. “The sudden passing of Satoru Iwata will mean few within Nintendo will look back on 2015 with much fondness, but this was another peerless year from the world’s best videogame publisher.”
That victory saw Nintendo beat out competition from Bandai Namco Entertainment and Activision, with Splatoon placing third in their overall game of the year category.