PlayStation®Partner Awards 2021 Japan Asia The PlayStation Partner Awards 2021 Japan Asia will present awards to hit titles sold for the PlayStation, recognizing the creative work of those who made them. This will be the twenty-seventh time for the event to be held since it started as the PlayStation Awards the year after the platform’s birth in 1994. Awardees will be presented with trophies based on the motif of the PlayStation controller’s trademark button icons (△○×□). GRAND AWARD Awarded to the top three titles developed in the Japan / Asia regions with the highest worldwide sales between October 2020 and September 2021*.■ Genshin(miHoYo)■ RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE(CAPCOM Co., Ltd.)■ eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE(Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.) PARTNER AWARD Awarded to titles developed in the Japan / Asia region with top-ranked worldwide sales between October 2020 and September 2021*, with particularly noteworthy activity results**.■ Tales of ARISE(BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)■ FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE(SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)■ FINAL FANTASY XIV(SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)■ MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION2(BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)■ NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…(SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.) Special Award Awarded to the following three types of titles: Titles developed by creators from outside the Japan / Asia region that have amassed the highest sales in the Japan / Asia region from October 2020 to September 2021*.■ Apex Legends(Electronic Arts Inc | Respawn Entertainment) Independent titles developed in the Japan / Asia region that have amassed the highest worldwide sales from October 2020 to September 2021*.■ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin(Edelweiss | Marvelous Inc.) Titles developed in the Japan / Asia region with particularly noteworthy activity results** at the release of the PlayStation®5.■ Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition(CAPCOM Co., Ltd.) * Physical and digital sales through PlayStation®Store are counted in the calculation (including additional content and digital currency sales).** SIE indices, which include player numbers, also factor into the determination of nominees. Genshin Impact (miHoYo) Step Into a Vast Magical World of Adventure Genshin is a free-to-play open-world RPG where epic adventures await players in the fantasy world of Teyvat. It gained explosive popularity with its beautiful anime-style graphics, expansive and fully explorable map, adventures with captivating characters, and innovative, richly strategic battles. RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE (CAPCOM Co., Ltd.) A village awash in evil and insanity RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE is the eighth numbered entry in the popular RESIDENT EVIL “survival horror “series. Set in a village inundated by madness, the game portrays a completely new kind of dramatic “survival horror” using a rich variety of fear and compelling characters. Combined with a satisfying volume of play this newest installment in the RESIDENT EVIL series has been praised by fans. eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.) A game for all soccer fans eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE is the twenty-fifth title in the popular Pro Evolution Soccer game series, and as its name implies is an update to eFootball PES 2020, the title preceding it, featuring the latest player and club data. This is the second year in a row that the series has received the PlayStation Partner Awards’ GRAND AWARD*.*Last year, eFootball PES 2020 received the GRAND AWARD. PARTNER AWARD Tales of ARISE (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.) Challenge the Fate That Binds You Developed around the theme of “inheritance and evolution,” Tales of Arise, the latest Tales of title, celebrates the series’ 25th anniversary. Created for RPG fans everywhere, the game incorporates evolved visuals that integrate picturesque backgrounds with anime-style characters, lighting and atmosphere, and features a story focused on freedom and diversity, engaging characters and scenarios, together with a unique battle system. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.) The world had become so clear, yet they could not hear her cries. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a remake of the seventh installment in the FINAL FANTASY series, FINAL FANTASY VII,which was released for the PlayStation in 1997. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE is the PlayStation 5 version of REMAKE with newly added elements that include a brand-new story arc featuring Yuffie as the main character, enhanced graphics and Photo Mode. FINAL FANTASY XIV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.) Adventure awaits you beyond the horizon FINAL FANTASY XIV is the fourteenth title in the FINAL FANTASY series and the second MMORPG since FINAL FANTASY XI. Enjoy an epic and massive story and assorted content with players from around the world. A title loved for nearly a decade by numerous fans, it also received a PARTNER AWARD last year at PlayStation Partner Awards 2020. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION 2 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.) Become an ace Gundam pilot! Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 is a free-to-play battle action game. This sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation and Gundam Battle Operation NEXT, lets players enjoy battling it out on new space maps in addition to the highly popular ground maps of the two previous titles. The highlight of the game is the more than 270 Mobile Suits available for play that has been reproduced in stunning detail. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.) A thousand-year lie that would live on for eternity… NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is an updated version of NieR Replicant, which was released in April 2010. With new elements, such as full voice acting and new scenarios, it tells the story of a young man whose sister is afflicted with an untreatable disease. The game leads into the world of NieR:Automata, which was released in February 2017. SPECIAL AWARD Apex Legends (Electronic Arts Inc | Respawn Entertainment) BEYOND BATTLE ROYALE Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle-royale first person shooter that takes place eighteen years after Titanfall 2. It portrays the popular Apex Games, which take place on the outer edges of the Frontier. Participants search for and recover weapons and supplies on a gradually shrinking battlefield as they defeat opposing teams to become the last one standing and claim victory. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Edelweiss | Marvelous Inc.) Rice is Power! A Japanese-style action RPG where the goddess Sakuna, daughter of a warrior god and harvest goddess, faces off against the demons of Hinoe Island. The game is a brilliant fusion of exhilarating and satisfying side-scrolling battles with the island’s demons and a realistic simulation incorporating Japanese traditions that allows players to try their hand at rice farming. It drew significant interest in both the video game and rice industries and became a massive hit, something that is unusual for an indie game. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (CAPCOM Co., Ltd.) Flashier visuals, crazier action Devil May Cry 5 is the fifth title in the series. Received well by many, its innovative and exhilarating gameplay helped it to win numerous awards in 2019. Reborn on the Playstation®5, not only does the Special Edition add support for ray tracing, 3D audio, high resolutions and high framerates, but Vergil, one of the more popular characters in the game, is now playable, allowing players to enjoy this masterpiece of stylish action to the full. Message from Jim I would love to express my respect and gratitude towards all of the partners’ efforts in bringing great games into the world even under these unusual circumstances, and your enthusiasm and love towards games. I would like to ask for your continued support and cooperation as PlayStation® continues to strive to be “The Best Place to Play” that connects all of our creators and players together. Jim RyanPresident and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment ※ The release date of games and contents may vary by country/region.※ The contents are subject to change without prior notice. 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