Due to the impact of the COVID-19 in recent years, the hosting of various large-scale offline events has been subject to many restrictions. However, thanks to the efforts of everyone who tried various approaches such as online events, hybrid events with both online and offline components, and events with limited attendees, many events have been able to resume in line with the easing of regulations.
The success of the recent EVO Japan 2023, the largest fighting game festival in Japan, attracted a total of 35,000 attendees and was a huge success, demonstrating that everyone is eagerly looking forward to the resumption of offline events.
Next, what everyone is most looking forward to is the Tokyo Game Show 2023, which will be held fromSeptember 21 to September 24, 2023. With the announcement that the event will take place at the entire Makuhari Messe for the first time in four years, it is expected to be the largest exhibition ever. One of the most anticipated features of the Tokyo Game Show is the Game of the Year category of the Japan Game Awards.
Every year, people around the world eagerly anticipate which games will receive awards. And now, the public voting for the Japan Game Awards 2023 Game of the Year has now begun!
Eligible Game Released In Japan Through March 31.
Starting from April 10th, 2023, the public voting for the Game of the Year of the Japan Game Awards 2023 has started! Everyone can vote through the official website of the Japan Game Awards or by postcard (valid if postmarked on July 21, 2023), and your vote will affect this year's results!
It may be difficult to decide on one game to vote for after playing many games over the past year, but let's make sure to vote for the game you have in your heart.
Please note that games eligible for the Game of the Year of the Japan Game Awards 2023 must have been released domestically in Japan between April 1st, 2022 and March 31st, 2023. For example, Resident Evil RE: 4 released on March 24, 2023, meets the criteria, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, scheduled to be released on May 12, 2023, does not meet the criteria.
If you vote through the official website, you can search for candidate games by selecting the initial letter of the game name, the platform, and the game company.
We are very excited to see which game will win the crown, but it is your vote that will decide it! Let's vote for your favorite game! The deadline for voting is July 21, 2023.
For details and voting, please check the Japan Game Awards official website!
Voters are eligible for a chance to win a great prize!
For those who have already voted may have noticed that there is a section to choose a gift when voting. This is because there is a chance to win a luxurious prize for those who voted for the Game of the Year of the Japan Game Awards 2023! How generous!
The prizes are divided into different categories:
- Category A: 3 slots each for PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch (OLED), Xbox Series X
- Category B: 20 slots for a total of 10,000 yen worth of "Apple Gift Card" or"Google Play Gift Card"
- Category C: 100 slots forthe winning games or related merchandise of the Game of Year of the Japan Game Awards 2023
- Category D: 200 slots for 100 pairs of tickets to the Tokyo Game Show 2023
- Category E: 200 slots for 100 pairs of special invitations to the Game of Year of the Japan Game Awards 2023 award ceremony
- Category F: 1 slot for a signed of a game created by the winner of the Japan Game Awards 2023
If you do not want a prize, be sure to select "プレゼントを希望しない (Do not want to receive a prize)" on the voting form, or write relevant content on the postcard.
Prizes in categories D and E are related to the "Tokyo Game Show 2023" and winners will be notified by the end of August 2023. Notifications for other categories will be sent by the end of December 2023.
In addition, the prizes are limited to domestic shipping in Japan, so overseas residents should take note when voting.