Elden Ring Declared as the Best Game of 2022 at Japan Game Awards

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Elden Ring, a fantasy role-playing game developed and published by FromSoftware, was awarded the title best game of 2022 at the Japan Game Awards. The Grand Award was given to the highly regarded action game at the annual event hosted by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association in Japan.

“This game, which depicts a dark fantasy world with overwhelming volume and quality, has gained tremendous support from many players,” it said, adding that “it was selected as the winner of the Grand Award in the general voting with enthusiastic comments such as, ‘Everything about this game is perfect. Itʼs a God-level game.’”

In addition to the other nine games, Elden Ring received a reputable Award for Excellence. Other winners in this category include Resident Evil Village, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and both Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker and Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Inscryption, an independent game published by Devolver Digital, won the Game Designers Award, selected by a board of nine Japanese producers that included Smash Bros. creative director Masahiro Sakurai and PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya.

“It is an extremely unique work, and I hesitate to describe the characteristics of the game,” Sakurai stated. “The genre is a card game, but the story takes unexpected turns due to the setting, atmosphere creation, and strange metafiction.”

Back in February of 2022, Elden Ring was made publicly available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. In August, Bandai Namco revealed that 16.6 million game copies had been distributed around the globe.

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