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Koji Kondo Inducted into Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame

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In a recent announcement, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has declared that famous
Nintendo
composer and sound director,
Koji Kondo will be inducted into its Hall of Fame at the upcoming 27th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Slated to be held at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas on February 15, the event will also be live-streamed for audiences all around the globe.

Kondo’s tenure with Nintendo goes back to 1984. He has significantly contributed to the company’s repertoire, lending his talent to the sound programming, music composition, and sound effects creation for seminal Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda games. His portfolio of work also consists of titles like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D World, and the Super Mario Bros. Wonder games.

The AIAS is a non-profit entity committed to acknowledging milestones and innovation in the interactive arts space. It organizes the yearly D.I.C.E. Awards that have in the past honored industry stalwarts such as Tim Schafer (2022), Ed Boon (2021), Connie Booth (2020), Bonnie Ross (2019), Todd Howard (2017), Hideo Kojima (2016), Leslie Benzies (2014), brothers Dan and Sam Houser (2014), Tim Sweeney (2012), Yū Suzuki (2003), Hironobu Sakaguchi (2000), and Shigeru Miyamoto (1998).

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