Here we go! The first Elden Ring GOTY award was handed out at Japan Game Awards 2023 this week. The FromSoftware game won big at the Tokyo Game Show, picking up two prestigious awards. In the second category, Awards for Excellence, Elden Ring nabbed a trophy alongside a number of other games including Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West, which has already won a GOTY award at July’s Develop: Star Awards.
Elden Ring GOTY at Japan Game Awards is just the beginning
Horizon Forbidden West won the Award of Excellence this week at the Japan Game Awards! Thank you so much for this wonderful honor! https://t.co/PVhkNMdHn2
— Guerrilla (@Guerrilla) September 16, 2023
Given its glowing reviews and player reception, it’s only a matter of time before more Elden Ring GOTY trophies pop up. The full list of Japan Game Awards 2023 winners is as follows (thanks, Siliconera):
- Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award: Hidetaka Miyazaki
- Global Award Japanese Product: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
- Global Award Foreign Product: Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Best Sales Award: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
- Game Designers Award honorable mentions:
- 7 Days to End With You
- Needy Streamer Overload
- Game Designers Award winner: Inscryption
- Awards for Excellence:
- Resident Evil Village
- Sky: Children of the Light
- Tales of Arise
- Lost Judgment
- Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Elden Ring
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land
- Grand Award: Elden Ring
『ELDEN RING』が日本ゲーム大賞にて年間作品部門・大賞を受賞しました。プレイしてくださった皆さん、誠にありがとうございます。 pic.twitter.com/9PDbUhmuU6
— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) September 15, 2023
Congrats to all the winners!
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