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This week plays host to the Japan Game Awards, an awards ceremony which celebrates the Japanese gaming industry’s biggest and brightest stars and international hits, too.

The full lineup of this year’s Game of the Year awards has now been revealed, as well as the ceremony’s prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award. We’ve got the full list for you below, but we can’t not highlight just how strong Super Smash Bros. Ultimate managed to perform. The game took home a whopping five awards in total.


Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
Super Smash Bros. Project Team

Grand Award
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Game Designers Awards
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Award for Excellence
– Apex Legends
– Kingdom Hearts III
– Judgment
– Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
– Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
– Detroit: Become Human
– Devil May Cry 5
– Dragon Quest Builders 2
– Resident Evil 2
– Marvel’s Spider-Man
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Special Prize
Nintendo Labo

Best Sales Award
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Global Award Japanese Product
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Global Award Foreign Product
Red Dead Redemption 2


The awards actually take place over a number of days, with ‘Future’, ‘Amateur’, and ‘U18’ awards still to be dished out.

Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai gave a small mention to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during a speech at the event. You can see this below, with a translation provided by PushDustIn.

A thoroughly deserved set of victories for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Nice to see Nintendo Labo get a mention? Share your thoughts on the results with us in the comments below.





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