• October 4, 2021
  • Press Release
  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Monster Hunter Rise Wins Grand Award at the Japan Game Awards: 2021!
Resident Evil 3 honored with Award for Excellence in the Games of the Year Division –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that Monster Hunter Rise was awarded the Grand Award in the Games of the Year Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2021 (held by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association), while Resident Evil 3 was honored with an Award for Excellence. The prizes were announced at Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online, which was held from September 30 through October 3.

Monster Hunter Rise, winner of the Grand Award, is a Monster Hunter title released in March 2021 for Nintendo Switch. The game was developed to provide a new, accessible Monster Hunter experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and with anyone. In addition to new monsters and locales, the game provides a completely fresh take on the hunting experience through a host of new, exhilarating hunting actions made possible with the Wirebug as well as with the debut of new “canyne” hunting partners called Palamutes, all of which garnered acclaim from players, resulting in shipments of more than 7.5 million units*1 worldwide.

Resident Evil 3, winner of an Award for Excellence, is a remake title released in April 2020 which has shipped more than 4.4 million units*2 worldwide. The game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE to offer a reimagining of the story and setting of the 1999 release, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Further, the title gives players the chance to enjoy both single player and multiplayer fun with the inclusion of Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical online multiplayer title that was honored with an award in the Future Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2019.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

*1 As of September 24, 2021
*2 As of June 30, 2021

[Award List]

Games of the Year Division
Award Name Title Name Platform
Grand Award Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch
Award for Excellence Resident Evil 3 PlayStation®4 / Xbox One / PC

[Product Information]

Title: Monster Hunter Rise
Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: Nintendo Switch: Mar. 26, 2021
PC: Jan. 13, 2022
Title: Resident Evil 3
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: April 3, 2020

* Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.