Japan Game Awards 2017 Game of the Year’s Popular Vote Opened Today

Japan Game Awards 2017 Game of the Year’s Popular Vote Opened Today

The organizers of Tokyo Game Show opened the popular vote to help deciding the games that will receive the Japan Game Awards 2017 in September.

Today the Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association announced with a press release the opening of the popular vote for the Game of the Year of the 2017 edition of the Japan Game Awards.

The deadline for voting is July 21st, and votes will be accepted via website or postcard (yes, that’s still a thing in Japan).

The Japan Game Awards 2017 Game of the Year is a series of awards intended to select and honor the excellence of video games suitable to represent the industry for the year 2016. Following the popular vote, games will be judged by the Japan Game Awards selection committee, which will assign a Grand Award, multiple Awards for Excellence, a Best Sales Awards, and two Global Awards, one for Japanese games and one for international games.

It’s worth mentioning that, despite the name, games from all over the world are eligible for the Grand Award and for the Awards for Excellence.

Last year’s Grand Award was won by Splatoon, with awards for excellence granted to Dark Souls III, Dragon Quest Builders, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Minecraft, Monster Hunter Generations, Super Mario Maker, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters.

If you want to vote, you can use the form here, but it will require a valid Japanese address.

The awards ceremony will be held at Tokyo Game Show on September 21st, 2017, between 4 PM and 5:30 PM.