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FFXVI, Sonic Frontiers and Wo Long Win Japan Game Awards at TGS 2022

Also Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

The Japan Game Awards ceremony took place last weekend at TGS 2022and results are in for the top 10 award-winning games. For some background, every year an organization called the Computer Entertainment Association of Japan hands out awards at TGS, honoring a variety of games from multiple regions.

Here’s the full list of the 10 games that won the Future Division category (in no particular order), which literally highlights upcoming titles that haven’t been released yet:

  • A space for the unrelated
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  • exoprimal
  • Street Fighter VI
  • sound borders
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Speak
  • Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key
  • Like a Dragon: Ishin
  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Note that not all of these games were even playable at TGS, so price is not necessarily related to quality and hands-on experience.

The two that definitely stand out are Speak and sound borderswhich have had polarizing receptions since their debut. exoprimal is also on the “wait and see” list. The rest, to some extent, makes sense. I played the Wo Long demo and can attest to this so far, it looks really promising. With Naoki “Yoshi P” Yoshida on Final Fantasy XVIthings seem to be on the right track. Street Fighter VI is obviously a darling. Moreover, the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Pricing appears to have been bundled into the two separate SKUs, which would make this a powerhouse of a re-release.

If you’re interested, the official Tokyo Game Show YouTube account has uploaded the entire 1.5-hour ceremony, which you can watch below.

The complete ceremony of the Japan Game Awards 2022:

Chris Carter

Reviews Director, Co-EIC – Chris has been avidly enjoying Destructoid since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, create an account and start blogging in January 2009. Now he’s on staff!