Nintendo takes home two awards from MCV/Develop Awards 2020

Nintendo wins two awards MCV/Develop Awards 2020

Last night, March 5, at the MCV/Develop Awards 2020, Nintendo took home two fantastic awards. The event took place at The Brewery in London, UK and brought together the MCV and Develop Awards into a single event. Usually they are held separately, but for 2020 they were combined in order to celebrate every aspect of the industry.

The nominees for the awards were hand-picked by a panel of 50 games industry veterans. The winners of each category were chosen by the 5,000 MCV and Develop subscribers. Of the awards on offer, Nintendo took home two: Major Publisher of the Year and Platform of the Year for Nintendo Switch.

This isn’t the only recognition that Nintendo has seen from the industry recently. Earlier this week a number of games were nominated for the 2020 BAFTA Game Awards. Luigi’s Mansion 3 was nominated for the Best Game Award, Multiplayer Award, Family Award, and Animation Award.

The full list of MCV/Develop Awards 2020 are as follows.


  • Development Tool of the Year – Unity
  • External Development Partner of the Year – Sumo Digital
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year – Amiqus


  • Major Studio of the Year – Media Molecule
  • Indie Studio of the Year – Hello Games


  • Visual Innovation of the Year – ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
  • Audio Innovation of the Year – Creative Assembly for Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Gameplay Innovation of the Year – Media Molecule for Dreams
  • Narrative Innovation of the Year – Supermassive for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan


  • PR Agency of the Year – Indigo Pearl
  • Creative Agency of the Year – Fourth Floor
  • Campaign of the Year – Xbox Game Pass – Xbox
  • Media Brand of the Year – Eurogamer


  • Major Publisher of the Year – Nintendo
  • Indie Publisher of the Year – Team17
  • Platform of the Year – Nintendo Switch


  • Retailer of the Year – Amazon
  • Distributor of the Year – Koch Media


  • Games for a Better World – Emily Mitchell for Fractured Minds


  • Rare


Jamie Sharp
Started out playing Metroid 2 on the GameBoy at around 5 years-old, and now I write about games all day long. Can't play Switch and drive, I've tried. As time goes on the Switch is quickly becoming my favourite console of all time.