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Japan Game Awards Winners Announced at Tokyo Game Show 2020

Japan Game Awards Winners Announced at Tokyo Game Show 2020

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Despite the unconventional approach for Tokyo Game Show this year, we have seen some exciting announcements and fun gameplay. On top of that, the Japan Game Awards also took place during the virtual event this year, and it was a strong showing for Nintendo!

The event was held over the weekend of September 26 and 27 with six categories covered on the first day and the Award of Excellence and the Grand Award presented on the second day. Both days are dubbed in English for those who do not speak Japanese but still want to enjoy the event.

Day 1 Results: Japan Game Awards

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Development Team

Global Award Japanese Product

Pokemon Sword/Shield (The Pokemon Company)

Global Award Foreign Product

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision/Infinity Ward)

Special Award

Dragon Quest Walk (Square Enix)

Best Sales Award

Pokemon Sword/Shield (The Pokemon Company)

Game Designers Award

Baba Is You (Hempuli)

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Day 2 Results: Japan Game Awards

Award for Excellence

Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)
Persona 5 Royal (Atlus)
Pokemon Sword/Shield (The Pokemon Company)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus)
Death Stranding (Sony)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo)
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (SEGA)
Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)

Grand Award

Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Congratulations to Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Nintendo! Such an amazing year for the company despite all that has been going on. There are some awesome and surprising wins in there, particularly Baba Is You winning the Game Design Award and Ring Fit Adventure for Award of Excellence. The show is quite different from others around the world, huh?


Thank you for stopping by Nintendo Link for all of your Nintendo related news and needs. What did you think of the Japan Game Awards this year? Did you enjoy the virtual show and the results? Let us know in the comments below! Happy gaming, everyone.

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