The next handheld Zelda gets some hardware.
The Game Critics Awards have announced the winners for their Best of E3 2007 awards. While there were fourteen Wii and two DS games nominated, only one Nintendo-developed title won an award. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the next handheld entry in the seminal franchise, won for "Best Handheld Game". This is its second straight win in the category, as it won the same award for E3 2006 as well.
The victory is significant because this year's category featured stiff competition in the form of hotly-anticipated portable titles God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) and Contra 4 (DS).
The only other award-winner playable on Nintendo platforms was Madden NFL 08 (Wii, DS), which won for "Best Sports Game".