Elden Ring has gained its first Sport of the Yr title, awarded as we speak on the Japan Sport Awards.
FromSoftware confirmed its win in a submit on Twitter earlier this morning, wherein it thanked followers for taking part in.
『ELDEN RING』が日本ゲーム大賞にて年間作品部門・大賞を受賞しました。プレイしてくださった皆さん、誠にありがとうございます。 pic.twitter.com/9PDbUhmuU6September 15, 2022
Whereas it may appear a bit early to start handing out GOTY titles (it is solely September, in spite of everything), the Japan Sport Awards’ yr does not run from January to December, however from April to March. That implies that Elden Ring snuck into the 2022 interval by simply over a month, making it eligible for as we speak’s prize.
That is prone to be the primary of many related wins for the title. A smash hit each critically and commercially, the long-anticipated Elden Ring actually lived as much as the hype. In a yr that struggled for main releases because of the longer-term influence of the pandemic, it is arguably been the standout hit of 2022, and with titles like Starfield pushed into 2023, solely God of War: Ragnarok is prone to provide critical competitors as extra awards are handed out.
The Japan Sport Awards have run in some for or one other since 1996. Earlier latest winners of its Grand Prize embody Ghost of Tsushima, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Tremendous Smash Bros Final, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Whereas the checklist of winners is a major who’s-who of Japanese heavy hitters (with Ghost of Tsushima sneaking in on a technicality), the awards aren’t restricted to Japanese builders. The likes of Life is Unusual, Name of Responsibility, Horizon Zero Daybreak, and It Takes Two have all claimed prizes lately.
For a peek on the different titles vying for GOTY, take a look at our checklist of new games 2022.