During the Japan Game Awards 2023’s Games of the Year Division, which was held at Tokyo Game Show 2023 this morning, it was announced that Square Enix’s Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo, won the Award for Excellence, alongside several other titles such as Splatoon 3, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
The full list of titles that won this award is below:
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Earth Defense Force 6
- Splatoon 3
- Sonic Frontiers
- God of War: Ragnarok
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- CRISIS CORE: FINAL FANTASY VII Reunion
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo
- Resident Evil 4 Remake
To commemorate this feat, the official Paranormasight Twitter account shared new artwork viewable below:
For those interested, you can watch the full stream broadcast of the Japan Game Awards 2023 with English live translations below:
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo follows a mystery adventure where players will face curses that they must overcome. The gameplay takes on visual novel adventure elements where one will interact with other characters and uncover the truth of a string of incidents.
During gameplay, players will explore ambient backgrounds. With the full support and cooperation of the Sumida City Tourism Division, the local museum, the tourist association, and the local community, real-life scenery from Sumida has been photographed with a 360° camera and recreated as photo spheres that cover the entire sky and surroundings.
Players will look for clues, but exploring could lead them to a bad end. There are multiple characters and points of view, but players must deploy curses at the opportune moment or risk being cursed themselves. The main question of the game is, “How far would you go to bring someone back from the dead?”
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