Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Worldwide Studios has been credited with four awards at the Japan Game Awards 2006 hosted at Tokyo Game Show. The awards were given to three PLAYSTATION3 titles – Heavenly Sword, Gran Turismo HD and THE EYE OF JUDGMENT – and to the PlayStation2 game, Shadow of the Colossus. Compiled by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA), the awards are now in their 10th year and are voted for by the public across all computer platforms, including home videogame systems and personal computers.
Honoured in the “Future” division, the winning PLAYSTATION 3 titles demonstrate the breadth and versatility of content available for the new format.
Heavenly Sword, a deep cinematic tale of revenge and survival, combines dramatic performance with diverse combat action made possible by PLAYSTATION 3. Gran Turismo HD delivers an unparalleled racing experience offering the next generation of driving excellence in full high definition, and opening the doors to an infinite world of online entertainment. THE EYE OF JUDGMENT combines traditional trading card gaming with state of the art technology to unveil an innovative new type of gameplay.
“We are honoured to receive four CESA awards, and are particularly pleased to receive recognition for our PLAYSTATION 3 titles, even before the platform has launched”, said Phil Harrison, President, SCE Worldwide Studios. “PLAYSTATION 3 has allowed us to stretch beyond traditional gaming to create innovative products like these, challenging the way players interact with their console. We look forward to unveiling many more groundbreaking titles with the upcoming launch of PLAYSTATION 3.”
Confirming the continued support for PlayStation 2, Shadow of the Colossus received an ‘Award for Excellence’ in the “Game of the Year” division for its distinctive game characteristics, seamless game world and outstanding graphics.