Tokyo Game Show is going on right now, and one of the events at Japan’s major gaming expo is the Japan Game Awards, which looks back at titles of the last year to determine the industry’s best new releases. While a number of awards were handed out to a variety of games, the one people always pay the most attention to is the choice for Game of the Year, and this year the Japanese public voted to hand it to Nintendo’s ink-based team shooter, Splatoon. Many of the voters were cited as calling this title an addicting and the “most interesting” game.
With overwhelming support, the 2016 Grand Award goes to Splatoon！
“Splatoon” by Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a game that excites many players, regardless of their age, with its straightforward rules, in-depth gameplay, unique POP colored graphics and the excitement of the 4-versus-4 multiplayer matches.
With equipment and stages added through ongoing updates and in-game events, the fun doubles even after its launch.
A lot of comments included “my family is addicted”, “most interesting”.
As a completely new shooting game that brought about a big movement and with overwhelming support from numerous players, this game won the Grand Award of the “Games of the Year Division” of Japan Games Award 2016.
Alongside this, a number of other games such as Dark Souls III, Metal Gear Solid V, and Super Mario Maker received an Award of Excellence. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS were granted the Global Award for a Japanese product, while for non-native titles the Japanese public selected Call of Duty: Black Ops III for the Global Award. You can see all these awards and more in the graph below.
What do you think of these awards? Were all the games on this list deserving, or would you have handed them off to different titles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!