The Famitsu/Dengeki Game Award 2022 winners were announced today, and there’s a good number of Nintendo games that took home wins. Some of the biggest ones included Xenoblade 3 winning Best RPG, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for Best Scenario, and Splatoon 3 for Best Action Game. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom also won the award for Most Anticipated Game in the upcoming year.

Click here or see below for the complete list of winners and nominees.

Game of the Year

  • Winner: Elden Ring
  • Splatoon 3
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  • Pokémon Legends Arceus
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

MVC – Most Valuable Creator

  • Winner: from Software
  • Game Freak
  • Nintendo’s Splatoon 3 dev team
  • Naoki Yoshida
  • Heaven Burns Red dev team

Best Scenario

  • Winner: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  • Xenoblade 3
  • Heaven Burns Red

Best Graphics

  • Winner: Elden Ring
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Music

  • Winner: Heaven Burns Red
  • Xenoblade 3
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Best Actor

  • Winner: Aqua Minato (Aquarium)
  • GACKT (Crisis Core FFVII Reunion)
  • Nobu Chidori (Super Noda Game World)

Best Voice Actor

  • Winner: Tomori Kusunoki (Heaven Burns Red)
  • Kenichi Suzumura (Crisis Core FFVII Reunion)
  • Minami Tsuda (Xenoblade 3)

Best Character

  • Winner: Pepper (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  • Kirby (Kirby and the Forgotten Land)
  • Gekka Kayamori (Heaven Burns Red)

Best Online Game

  • Winner: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Genshin Impact
  • Splatoon 3

Best Action

  • Winner: Splatoon 3
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Best Action Adventure

  • Winner: Sonic Frontiers
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Adventure

  • Winner: The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story
  • AI: The Somnium Files
  • DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate

Best RPG

  • Winner: Xenoblade 3
  • Elden Ring
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Best Game App

  • Winner: Heaven Burns Red
  • Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  • Goddess of Victory: Nikke

Best Indie Game

  • Winner: Stray
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Needy Girl Overdose

Best Rookie

  • Winner: Heaven Burns Red
  • Elden Ring
  • Stray

Best Esports Game

  • Winner: Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • Street Fighter V

Best VTuber

  • Winner: Ichihyakuman Tenbaru Salome
  • Usada Pekora
  • Sky Subaru

Best Streamer

  • Winner: k4sen
  • 2BRO

Best Horror

  • Winner: Yomowari: Night Alone
  • The Quarry
  • Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II

Most Anticipated

  • Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Armored Core VI
  • Final Fantasy XVI

Special Award

  • Winner: 7 Days to End with You

Magical Lovely Award

  • Winner: Persona 5 Royal

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1+ y ago

So Elden Ring got Game of the Year, but not best RPG or best Rookie [whatever this one means]