Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch was considered the Best Game of 2020 at the Tokyo Game Show, which ended yesterday.
Nintendo’s game was released during the quarantine period in several countries. It quickly has become a global phenomenon. The game got praise for helping to maintain communication with friends. Even during the social distancing period.
“As we were forced to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the slow life experience in this game, where you can do everything freely has become a comfort for people around the world,” it was said in a statement.”
“Communication with close friends through the game and interaction with other players at events went beyond the borders of a single game. It showed the entertainment power of Japan, receiving support from many users of various ages, from children to seniors.”
Aegis Rim, Death Stranding, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Nioh 2, Persona 5 Royal, Pokémon Sword, and others also received awards at the event.
However, it’s interesting to see Animal Crossing: New Horizons getting the maximum prize at the Tokyo Game Show 2020. It certainly sheds some light on the possibility of the game getting some important prizes or even an unexpected Game of the Year prize at TGA 2020. The game is a Switch exclusive and currently sits as 2020’s biggest launch of Nintendo.