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:
|Grand Award||ELDEN RING||PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / Steam||FromSoftware, Inc.|
|Inscryption||Steam||Daniel Mullins Games|
|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.|
|FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER||PS5 / PS4 / Windows® / Mac / Steam||SQUARE ENIX 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|
|Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl||Nintendo Switch||The Pokémon Company|
|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:
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.