The PlayStation Accomplice Awards 2022 Japan Asia (hereinafter known as “PlayStation Accomplice Awards”) ceremony was held as we speak on December 2 to honor the winners from the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles that turned an enormous hit over the previous 12 months.
The PlayStation Accomplice Awards started in 1994, the 12 months after the start of PlayStation, to rejoice the accomplishments of creators and to honor the wide range of hit titles which have thrilled the PlayStation neighborhood. This 12 months marks the twenty eighth 12 months of those historic awards.
This 12 months’s PlayStation Accomplice Awards offered the Grand Award to 2 titles, Accomplice Award to 5 titles, Particular Award to 2 titles, and Customers’ Selection Award to 5 titles.
Awarded to the highest two titles developed within the Japan / Asia areas with the very best worldwide gross sales between October 2021 and September 2022*.
● Genshin Influence – HoYoverse
● Elden Ring – FromSoftware, Inc.
Grand Award Winner Response (Genshin Influence):
“We’re honored to announce that Genshin Influence has received our second Grand Award at this 12 months’s PlayStation Accomplice Awards 2022 Japan Asia. PlayStation is our splendid platform for enriching the content material and deepening the immersion of open-world motion RPG, and a accomplice we are able to rely on. In 2022, we have now carried out the fourth of seven nations – Sumeru – and added many extra high-quality options, features, and language assist to the sport. We stay up for persevering with to please gamers from all over the world and to draw increasingly new gamers to the world of Genshin Influence. This might not have been completed with out our group members, the gaming neighborhood, and our trusted associates for this achievement. We want to thank everybody concerned.”
– Jim Yang, President, Hoyoverse
Extra About Genshin Influence:
An open-world motion RPG set within the fantasy world of Tayvat, the place gamers tackle the function of a “Traveler” on a journey to search out the misplaced sibling, uncovering the secrets and techniques of Tayvat within the course of. Cross-platform supported on PS5, PS4, cell and PC.
Grand Award Winner Response (Elden Ring):
“Thanks very a lot for the Grand Award and Customers’ Selection Award. We couldn’t be happier, particularly with the Customers’ Selection Award, since it’s the results of customers’ votes. We are going to proceed to create extra attention-grabbing video games sooner or later, so we’d be very blissful if everybody might stay up for them. Thanks once more for as we speak.”
– Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director, FromSoftware, Inc.
Extra About Elden Ring:
An motion RPG that explores the unknown and the threatening in an genuine darkish fantasy world. Gamers set out on a journey to problem Demigods and search the Elden Ring within the Lands Between. The sport contains a huge discipline, tense dungeon exploration, a way of accomplishment overcoming difficulties, adventures with a excessive diploma of freedom, and an ensemble drama woven by the characters. The sport received the Grand Award on the Japan Sport Awards 2022.
Awarded to titles developed within the Japan / Asia area with top-ranked worldwide gross sales between October 2021 and September 2022*, with significantly noteworthy accomplishments**.
● Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles – Aniplex Inc.
● Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel – Konami Digital Leisure, Inc.
● Closing Fantasy XIV – Sq. Enix Co. Ltd
● Cell Go well with Gundam Battle Operation 2 – Bandai Namco Leisure Inc.
● Resident Evil Village – Capcom Co., Ltd.
Accomplice Award Winner Response (Demon Slayer-Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles):
“We’re really grateful for this glorious award. We developed this sport by means of a trial-and-error course of, asking ourselves “How can we give followers the anime expertise they count on by means of gaming?”. We’re past blissful to see that many gamers are having fun with our sport. We want to thank everybody concerned in growing the sport and everybody who performed the sport.”
– Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Committee
Extra About Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles:
An motion sport based mostly on the anime Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba). The solo play mode “The Hinokami Chronicles” contains episodes from the TV anime “Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc” to the film “Mugen Prepare” permitting gamers to relive the story themselves. In Versus Mode “Battle”, 24 characters together with Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado seem, and the Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke (Leisure District) Character Pack is accessible as paid extra content material.
Accomplice Award Winner Response (Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel):
“It’s all because of the duelists all over the world who’ve been having fun with Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel that we had been capable of get this prestigious award. Your entire group could be very happy to obtain this information. This sport has been developed with a give attention to dramatic results and operation based mostly on the idea of “On-line Yu-Gi-Oh for each gamers and spectators” focused at duelists and those that have an interest within the official card sport. We are going to proceed to supply new video games and experiences to satisfy the expectations of all Duelists, so please keep tuned.”
– Kenichi Kataoka, Senior Producer, Konami Digital Leisure, Inc.
Extra About Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel is a free-to-play, aggressive card sport that includes over 10,000 playing cards, together with “Darkish Magician,” the preferred card within the official card sport and buying and selling card sport, “Blue-Eyes White Dragon, “Exodia the Forbidden One,” and extra. The sport has not too long ago surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide***.
Accomplice Award Winner Response (Closing Fantasy XIV):
“Thanks very a lot for awarding us with this prize two years in a row! Subsequent 12 months will lastly mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of the brand new Closing Fantasy XIV service, and we intend to make it a blast each inside and out of doors the sport. It’s because of our gamers, the Warriors of Mild, that we have now been capable of develop and function the sport on the forefront for therefore lengthy. Closing Fantasy XIV remains to be within the strategy of improvement, and we’ll proceed to attempt for even larger heights sooner or later. Please maintain supporting us!”
– Naoki Yoshida, Producer/Director, Sq. Enix
Extra About Closing Fantasy XIV:
A web based RPG that enables gamers from everywhere in the world to discover collectively. The story of this chapter has reached its conclusion with the newest Endwalker growth bundle and is now getting into a brand new chapter. The world of the sport continues to broaden with updates for extra gamers to take pleasure in together with a sequel to the story and numerous contents, in addition to including a brand new system that enables gamers to finish dungeons alone. The variety of gamers worldwide has surpassed 27 million ****.
Accomplice Award Winner Response (Cell Go well with Gundam Battle Operation 2):
“It’s such a pleasure to be receiving the Accomplice Award. We want to thank all our pilots all over the world for making it potential to obtain such a beautiful award for 3 years in a row. Our whole operations group will proceed placing our efforts into offering you with a greater pilot expertise. As well as, Cell Go well with Gundam Battle Operation 2 is operating a GBO Winter Pageant 2022 on December 1, and we hope that you’ll take this chance to play the sport.”
– Hiroki Kurachi, Producer, Bandai Namco Leisure Inc.
Extra About Cell Go well with Gundam Battle Operation 2:
A free-to-play motion sport that includes greater than 350 Cell Fits with wealthy graphics, permitting gamers to take pleasure in preventing in sensible battlefields. The sport reached 4 million downloads in February 2022, and lots of gamers are having fun with the 6 vs. 6 group battle motion.
Accomplice Award Winner Response (Resident Evil Village):
“We’re really grateful to everybody who performed and supported Resident Evil Village in successful the Accomplice Award. Thanks all very a lot! Set in a abandoned village, Resident Evil Village follows the story of Ethan Winters and his household (and their love) from Resident Evil 7 to the tip of their story. “Theme Park of horror” is the idea of this title, and the frantic survival horror motion that unfolds there, mixed with the machine energy of the PS5, creates a next-generation survival horror expertise. We hope you’ll proceed to benefit from the world of Resident Evil Village as you play the extra DLC pack Winters’ Growth and expertise the extra immersive Village on PlayStation VR2. Thanks on your continued assist of the Resident Evil sequence and Capcom!”
– Tsuyoshi Kanada, Producer, Capcom
Extra About Resident Evil Village:
The eighth numbered title within the Resident Evil sequence. Gamers tackle the function of the protagonist, Ethan Winters, in a lethal survival horror sport set in a chilly, eerie village. The sport has offered 6.6 million items worldwide*****, thanks not solely to the photorealistic visible expressions, 3D audio, and different applied sciences, but in addition to the interesting characters and a play expertise that mixes horror and motion, each of which have their origins in conventional horror style.
Awarded to titles developed exterior the Japan / Asia area which have amassed the very best gross sales within the Japan / Asia area between October 2021 and September 2022*.
● Apex Legends – Digital Arts Inc.
Awarded to titles developed in collaboration with SIE Worldwide Studios which have amassed the very best worldwide gross sales between October 2021 and September 2022*.
● Gran Turismo 7 – Sony Interactive Leisure
Particular Award Winner Response (Apex Legends):
“Wow! On behalf of the Apex Legends group, I want to present our gratitude and appreciation for the award. We’re honored to be chosen for the third 12 months in a row, which is a testomony to how passionate and superb the Apex neighborhood in Japan is. The passion and assist from Japanese gamers proceed to encourage us to make Apex Legends the very best sport it may be. Once more, thanks a lot.”
– Steven Ferreira, Sport Director, Respawn Leisure
Extra About Apex Legends:
Legendary warriors collect on the Frontier to combat for wealth and fame on this free-to-play hero shooter. We hope you’ll benefit from the limited-time mode Winter Categorical, which can return with the Wintertide occasion beginning on Wednesday, December 7.
Particular Award Winner Response (Gran Turismo 7):
“Thanks for choosing Gran Turismo 7 for the Particular Award. Gran Turismo is celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary. We want to specific our deepest gratitude to the media and retailers who’ve supported the sequence, and above all, to the Gran Turismo followers and neighborhood who’ve performed the numerous video games within the sequence. We hope you’ll proceed to take pleasure in Gran Turismo 7 because it continues to evolve by means of updates.”
– Kazunori Yamauchi, President, Polyphony Digital
Extra About Gran Turismo 7:
The twenty fifth anniversary title of Gran Turismo. Contains over 420 vehicles reproduced within the highest high quality ever within the sequence. Drive greater than 90 completely different programs with sensible climate and surroundings. Additionally included is the long-awaited GT Mode which permits sequence followers to completely take pleasure in life with their favourite vehicles. Gamers can take pleasure in a wide range of occasions whereas buying, tuning, and racing vehicles.
Customers’ Selection Award
Awarded to the highest 5 titles, chosen by person votes in Japan / Asia area, out of the highest 30 titles with the longest whole sport play time.
● Elden Ring – FromSoftware, Inc.
● Earth Protection Drive 6 – D3PUBLISHER INC.
● Stray – Annapurna Interactive
● Stranger of Paradise Closing Fantasy Origin – Sq. Enix
● Ghostwire: Tokyo – Bethesda Softworks
Customers’ Selection Award Winner Response (Earth Protection Drive 6):
“Thanks, EDF members, for selecting us for the Customers’ Selection Award amongst so many great titles. We didn’t count on to obtain such an final result however because of your enthusiastic assist, we had been capable of expertise the pleasure past despair in actual life. We’re honored and grateful. I want to take this chance to thank everybody concerned, together with Sandlot, the developer of the sport. And on behalf of everybody concerned, I want to lengthen the most important and most huge because of all of the customers of the sequence. EDF! EDF!”
– Nobuyuki Okajima, Producer, D3Publisher Inc.
Extra About Earth Protection Drive 6:
Earth Protection Drive 6 is an action-shooter that takes place a number of years after the occasions of EDF 5. As soon as once more, a big invader assaults humanity dwelling in a devastated world. Nevertheless, the existence of anonymous EDF troopers regularly leads humanity to pleasure. The sport, which comprises the biggest variety of missions and weapons in its historical past, helps split-screen and on-line cooperation, and provides a wide range of techniques, whereas the 5 ranges of problem make it enjoyable for anybody to play. The true identification of the invaders shall be revealed when humanity is saved from despair.
Customers’ Selection Award Winner Response (Stray):
“Hiya everybody and from the underside of my coronary heart, thanks a lot for selecting Stray to win the Customers’ Selection Award. We’re so blissful and proud to see so many individuals having fun with the sport!
As a Cat Government Officer, I want to first thank all of the proficient members of our group for his or her devoted exhausting work and their profound ardour. Stray is a piece of affection and it’s unimaginable for us all to see folks from all all over the world hook up with it. I additionally want to particularly thank the folks at Annapurna Interactive for his or her unconditional assist and essential assist for the reason that very starting. Additionally thanks a lot to our associates and households for all the time being with us on this superb journey.
And naturally I want to thank all of the gamers which have performed and loved Stray and particularly the cat homeowners who’re good people and shall be rewarded once we, cats, take management of the planet.
Thanks a lot everybody!”
– “Murtaugh” aka KUKU, CEO, BlueTwelve Studio
Extra About Stray:
Stray is a third-person cat journey sport launched on July nineteenth. Misplaced, alone and separated from household, a stray cat should untangle an historic thriller to flee a long-forgotten cybercity and discover their approach house. Within the time since launch, gamers have meowed over 700 million occasions, scratched at doorways, wallpaper and carpets greater than 2 million occasions and performed greater than 750 thousand video games of “cat basketball”. We’re so blissful that gamers appear to be having fun with their time as a cat.
Customers’ Selection Award Winner Response (Stranger of Paradise Closing Fantasy Origin):
“Thanks for this glorious award. Stranger of Paradise Closing Fantasy Origin is an motion sport created in collaboration with Koei Tecmo Video games’ Workforce Ninja, and was a terrific problem for the Closing Fantasy sequence. The truth that it has borne fruit within the type of this award is as a result of enthusiastic assist of many customers. Thanks all very a lot. Data on the third extra mission DIFFERENT FUTURE shall be launched quickly, so please stay up for it.”
– Jin Fujiwara, Producer, Sq. Enix
Extra About Stranger of Paradise Closing Fantasy Origin:
The primary excessive problem motion title of the Closing Fantasy sequence, created by Sq. Enix and Workforce Ninja. The primary character Jack is Garland from Closing Fantasy 1 and the sport depicts a distinct principle from Closing Fantasy 1 as to why Jack turned the villain, Garland.
Customers’ Selection Award Winner Response (Ghostwire: Tokyo):
“I’m so grateful for the distinguished Customers’ Selection Award. Our purpose for Ghostwire: Tokyo was to create a memorable sport that can be enjoyable to play, and by receiving this award, I really feel that we have now come near that purpose. I want to thank everybody who performed this sport and everybody who supported us. We at Tango Gameworks will proceed to attempt to create memorable video games sooner or later.”
– Kenji Kimura, Director, Tango Gameworks
Extra About Ghostwire: Tokyo:
Extremely versatile, three-dimensional, sandbox motion journey sport set within the stunning however eerie metropolis of Tokyo, the place everybody has instantly disappeared resulting from a large-scale supernatural phenomenon. The primary character Akito and his spirit sidekick KK, utilizing the supernatural powers they’ve gained by changing into one, should confront the mysterious enemies known as Guests based mostly on city legends and yokai tales, who’ve appeared with the disappearance of the folks, and shut in on the mysterious Hannya-masked man who’s the mastermind behind the incident.
* Bodily and digital gross sales by means of PlayStation®Retailer are counted within the calculation (together with extra content material and digital foreign money gross sales).
** SIE indices, which embody participant numbers, additionally issue into the willpower of nominees.
*** Cumulative whole for all platforms, worldwide
**** Cumulative variety of accounts in 5 areas: Japan, North America, Europe, China, and Korea. Together with free trial accounts.
***** As of September 30, 2022.