The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) sent word today that former president of Nintendo of America, Minoru Arakawa, and chairman emeritus of Nintendo of America, Howard Lincoln, will be the first recipients of the newly-created Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA), which will take place during the D.I.C.E. Summit 2007.
The award ceremony will be held on February 8, 2007 at the The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where Larry Probst, chairman and CEO, Electronic Arts, will present the award. "I am honored to present the AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award to Minoru Arakawa and Howard Lincoln. Both are pioneers whose contribution to Nintendo and to the game industry has had a profound impact on interactive entertainment," commented Probst. "These men personify the industry's highest ideals for integrity, creativity and innovation."