Tokyo Game Show 2022: Tales of Arise Gains Award of Excellence at the Japan Game Awards 2022

Congratulations, ARISE!

As part of Tokyo Game Show 2022, the first round of awarded games from the Japanese Game Awards have been revealed, which includes Tales of Arise! Congratulations!

Tales of Arise is among the games to receive an Award of Excellence at this year's Japan Game Awards 2022.

The ceremony has several divisions such as Game of the Year (games already released from the period of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022), Future Division (upcoming releases that were presented during Tokyo Game Show 2022 from September 15-18, 2022), Amateur Division (non-professionally produced games that have a playable build at the very least), and the U18 Division (games developed by those under age 18).

Under the Game of the Year Division, Tales of Arise garnered an Award of Excellence along with other games such as Resident Evil Village, Horizon Forbidden West, Pokemon LEGENDS ARCEUS, and more. See the full list below:

 Awards Title Platform Company
Grand Award ELDEN RING PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Steam FromSoftware, Inc.
Game Designers
Inscryption Steam Daniel Mullins Games
Award for
ELDEN RING PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Steam FromSoftware, Inc.
Ghostwire: Tokyo PS5 / PC Bethesda Softworks
Sky: Children of the Light iOS / Android OS / Nintendo Switch thatgamecompany
Tales of ARISE PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Steam Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Resident Evil Village PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Steam CAPCOM CO.,LTD.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Nintendo Switch Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Pokémon LEGENDS ARCEUS Nintendo Switch The Pokémon Company
Horizon Forbidden West PS5 / PS4 / PS4 Pro Sony Interactive Entertainment
LOST JUDGMENT PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Amazon Luna SEGA, Inc.
Best Sales Award Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nintendo Switch The Pokémon Company
Global Award
Japanese Product
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nintendo Switch The Pokémon Company
Global Award
Foreign Product
Call of Duty®: Vanguard PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / PC ACTIVISION / Sledgehammer Games / Treyarch

FromSoftware's ELDEN RING, also published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Inc., received the overall Grand Award during the event.

Tales of Arise was praised for its tremendous evolution from previous games in the series, but still retaining elements special to the series; the use of AtmosShader to create a picturesque world; the use of CG to express rich emotions in the characters' facial expressions and the speedier progress of battles. Audience votes praised it for the story, graphics, characters and battles, calling it the royal road of RPGs.

A message from Producer Yusuke Tomizawa was also given:

I am very grateful for receiving such a wonderful award this time.

We developed “Tales of ARISE (hereinafter called ARISE)” as the dawn of new age for the series loved for a long time of 25 years. Under the development theme “Inheritance and Evolution,” we reconstruct the series, facing the most essential charm. In addition, we created the game, thinking we would again deliver the charm of this series to the whole world.

We are very glad that more people than ever played and enjoyed Arise, thanks to our efforts. Thriving on your supports, we push forward our work to pursue the growth of the series and the possibility of JRPG,

Yusuke Tomizawa

This awards adds to Tales of Arise's impressive accolades, including the PlayStation Partner Awards in 2021 and winning Best Role Playing Game at The Game Awards 2021.

Tokyo Game Show 2022 is still underway. As a reminder, there will be a one-hour Tales of Series presentation during Tokyo Game Show. Confirmed to be discussed so far is the recently announced Tales of Symphonia Remastered.

Tales of Arise
Tales of AriseTales of Arise is the latest mothership title (new classification: original title) of the Tales of Series which was first announced during Microsoft’s Press Conference in E3 2019. The game was released for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC Digital via Steam on September 9, 2021 for Asia and Japan and September 10, 2021 for the rest of the world. The game features use of the Unreal Engine 4 and works on the theme of tradition versus evolution of the series.

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