CESA Game Award Winners Announced
10.27.05 - 10:15 PM
The Japanese Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association held the award ceremony for its ninth annual CESA Game Awads in Tokyo today. Games released in Japan between January 1st 2004 and March 31st 2005 could enter the competition for the various rewards.
The big winner was Square Enix's Level 5-developed RPG Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King). The best-selling PlayStation 2 title in Japan to date won the awards for Game of the Year and best belling title of the year. Dragon Quest series mastermind Yuuji Horii said during the two decades that have passed since the release of Dragon Quest, he sometimes wondered how long the series will continue. Looking ahead he however assured fans, saying he would like to continue making new games as long as possible. Level 5 president Akihiko Hino was more emotional. Fighting with tears, Hino reminded the audience that it was Dragon Quest that made him enter the game industry in the first place. He continuned, saying it was wonderful to work together with Horii, but also acknowledged Dragon Quest VIII was the most difficult project he has worked on so far.
Game of the Year Award
Award of Excellence
Award for the Best Selling Title
Game Awards Future