February 6, 2023

Elden Ring and director Hidetaka Miyazaki obtained high honors on the Japan Recreation Awards held on Thursday.

Critically acclaimed role-playing recreation FromSoftware received the Grand Prix at a ceremony held yearly by the Japan Laptop Leisure Suppliers Affiliation and voted partly by the general public.

“Depicting a darkish fantasy world with big quantity and high quality, this recreation has obtained big help from many gamers,” the put up stated, including that it was chosen because the winner of the Grand Prix within the basic vote, “with enthusiastic feedback resembling : Every thing about this recreation is ideal. This can be a god-level recreation.”

Darkish Souls creator Miyazaki has been named the recipient of the Minister of Economic system, Commerce and Trade Award, which is given to an individual or group that has made a serious contribution to the event of the Japanese gaming business.

Elden Ring was additionally named among the many ten video games that obtained the award for excellence. Different winners on this class included Remaining Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Horizon Forbidden West, Pokémon Legends Arceus, and Resident Evil Village.

The Recreation Designers Award, chosen by a panel of 9 Japanese creators together with designer Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai and Hideki Kamiya of PlatinumGames, was awarded by the impartial Inscryption printed by Devolver Digital.

“That is a particularly distinctive piece of labor and I am hesitant to explain the traits of the sport,” Sakurai stated of the sport. “The style is a card recreation, however the story takes sudden turns as a result of setting, environment and unusual metafiction.

“It is undoubtedly a recreation with a singular character, and on the identical time, it is quite a lot of enjoyable to play. The award obtained nice help from the jury. If that is your first time listening to concerning the recreation, you’re very fortunate. We suggest that you just play the sport with out learning its contents or acquiring any prior data.”

The total record of winners might be discovered beneath. Video games launched between April 2021 and the top of March 2022 in Japan are eligible for the Japan Recreation Awards 2022 (the worldwide award was restricted to calendar yr 2021).


Massive reward

Excellence Award

Finest Promoting Award

Minister of Economic system, Commerce and Trade Award

World Award – Japanese Product

  • Pokémon Good Diamond and Shining Pearl (The Pokémon Firm)

World Award – Overseas Product

Recreation Designers Award