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Elden Ring receives the best game award at the Japan Game Awards – Effinate Games


Elden Ring represents developer FromSoftware at its beautiful, brilliant best. This applies not only to the game’s design, but also to its worldwide reception. In fact, it’s already winning awards in Japan.

That Winners of the Japan Game Awards has been crowned, and Elden Ring received the coveted Grand Award, designating it as the organization’s choice for the best game of 2022. “This video game, which offers the dark fantasy world with overwhelming volume and quality, receives tremendous support from many users,” group justified. “In the general polls, enthusiastic fans say, ‘There is no doubt that this game is a masterpiece.’ Everything is great.’”

Elden Ring won big, as did game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. He was the recipient of the economy, business and industry minister’s award, which is “given to individuals who have contributed to the development of the computer game industry.” Miyazaki’s work on Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was also called out for helping to “establish an original genre” of games.

The recipient of the Game Designer’s Award (decided by a group of Japanese developers) was Inscryption, which was already a previous Game of the Year winner before it was ported to the PlayStation in 2022. Excellence Awards were also given to titles such as Resident Evil Village (Gamepur’s own) Game of the Year 2021), Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion, Kirby and the Forgotten Land and more. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl won an award for its strong performance outside of Japan, while Call of Duty: Vanguard was awarded for the reverse – being a foreign game that did well in Japan.

If all this price talk has you interested in trying out the Elden Ring for yourself, we’ve got plenty of guides to show you what to do and where to go first. For those who have already spent some time on the game but need a little boost (not everyone can beat Malenia at level 1), we also have a list of the best rune farming locations in the Elden Ring.

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