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Tales of Arise Wins Best RPG at The Game Awards 2021 (Updated)

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FFXIV wins Best Ongoing Game, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 wins Best Score

Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Arise won Best Role-Playing Game in the Game Awards 2021 on Thursday.

Other Japanese games that won awards include:

  • Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV won Best Ongoing Game and Best Community Support
  • Nintendo's Metroid Dread won Best Action/Adventure
  • Arc System Works' Guilty Gear Strive won Best Fighting Game
  • Keiichi Okabe's score for Square Enix's NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 won Best Score and Music
  • Maggie Robertson won Best Performance for her role in Resident Evil Village
  • CAPCOM's Resident Evil 4 won Best VR/AR Game
  • From Software's Elden Ring won Most Anticipated Game

Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake won Best Role-Playing Game last year.

Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Arise for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on September 10 in the West and on September 9 in Japan. The game was originally slated to launch in 2020, but Bandai Namco delayed the game past 2020 "due to the ambitious nature of the project." Yusuke Tomizawa (God Eater) has taken charge of the franchise's development team beginning with Tales of Arise. The studio ufotable handled the game's animation. Longtime Tales of team artist Minoru Iwamoto was art director for first time in franchise.

Source: The Game Awards live stream


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