Game of the Year: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (SNES)
In 2017, the Nintendo Switch became the first console to be considered the Game of a Lifetime, a prestigious honor that includes awards for most important game of the year and best-selling game of 2017.
Nintendo is also proud to celebrate the Nintendo Directs for Mario + Mario, the first of which was held in March 2017.
The event was held as part of Nintendo’s “Wii U Homecoming,” a celebration of the company’s “Nintendo Switch” home consoles, which debuted in March of that year.
In 2018, Nintendo announced that the first Wii U games would also be the Game Of The Year, along with the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and a number of Nintendo-developed games.
The Nintendo Direct also marked the release of a new version of Mario + Friends, which features new characters and modes for the game.
Nintendo has also announced that a new Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey, will be launching this fall.
Nintendo is celebrating the Nintendo Network Conference in New York City on February 24.
For more information, check out the full list of Nintendo Direct games below.