Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wins Game of the year

Nintendo’s smash-hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons game has won the prestigious Grand Prize at the Japan Game Awards 2020.

Japan Game Awards 2020

Nintendo entries among the Award for Excellence winners included Ring Fit Adventure, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and of-course Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The award was open to titles that released between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Baba Is You

Yesterday’s award winners included Animal Crossing: New Horizons winning the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Excellence Award, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield winning both the Global Award Japanese Product and Best Sales Award, and Baba Is You winning the Game Designer award.

Aya Kyogoku

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ director Aya Kyogoku says that Nintendo are “grateful to fans of the Animal Crossing series” and that the company “will continue to update [the game] for seasonal events so we hope that you all enjoy life in the Animal Crossing world in your daily lives”.


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