Dark Souls II, Pokémon XY, Hideo Kojima Win 32nd Golden Joystick Awards

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Winners selected by popular vote

The 32nd annual Golden Joystick Awards announced its winners on Friday. Since its inception in 1983, the Golden Joystick Awards selects its winners by votes cast by the public. Namco Bandai Games and From Software's Dark Souls II dark action role-playing video game won Game of the Year, Game Freak and Nintendo's Pokémon X & Y won Best Handheld Game, and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima won the Lifetime Achievement award.

Dark Souls II is a sequel to 2011's Dark Souls action role-playing game. The PS3 and Xbox 360 game shipped in North America in March.

The Pokémon X & Y 3DS games topped video game sales in Japan last year with over 4 million copies sold in Japan. Nearly 12 million game copies sold worldwide since its launch last October.

Kojima is the creator behind the the Metal Gear stealth action video game franchise. Kojima Productions released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on consoles in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe in March. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is currently in the works. Kojima is also directing the next Silent Hill survival horror game title.

Source:, Gamespark via Otakomu

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