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Japan Game Awards 2021 winners announced

Posted on October 2, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

Monster Hunter Rise

At TGS today, the winners were announced for the Japan Game Awards 2021. A number of Switch games were selected across various categories with Monster Hunter Rise ultimately taking home the top prize alongside Ghost of Tsushima.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Kou Shibusawa (Koei Tecmo)

Global Award Japanese Product

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Global Award Foreign Product

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Best Sales Award

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!

Game Designers Award

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Note: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, It Takes Two, and Ghost of Tsushima were runner-ups

Award for Excellence

Resident Evil 3
Final Fantasy VII Remake
The Last of Us Part II
Ghost of Tsushima
Genshin Impact
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
Buddy Mission Bond
Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
Monser Hunter Rise

Grand Award

Monster Hunter Rise
Ghost of Tsushima

Interestingly, this is the first time since 2014 that more than one winner was chosen for the Grand Award. Yo-kai Watch and Monster Hunter 4, a pair of 3DS games, were both selected that year.

If you’re curious about last year’s winners, check out that list here.


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