Persona 5 Tactica, Persona 3 Reload, Metaphor ReFantazio Win Japan Game Awards “Future Division” at Tokyo Game Show 2023


The annual Japan Game Awards Ceremony took place during Tokyo Game Show 2023. Part of this is the “Future Division” award, for highly anticipated upcoming games.

Games eligible for this award are unreleased games which have been exhibited at TGS 2023. Japanese language releases of titles which have been released oversees are also eligible.

The award is user voted. This year voting was carried out online.

Three of Atlus’ titles were awarded Future Division accolades. Persona 5 Tactica, Persona 3 Reload and Metaphor Refantazio, which all had show floor presence at the Sega/Atlus booth during the convention.

Persona 3 Reload

Persona series producer Kazuhisa Wada receiving the award.

Metaphor ReFantazio

Atlus director Naoto Hiraoka receiving the award.

Persona 5 Tactica

Persona series producer Kazuhisa Wada receiving the award.

All Japan Game Awards 2023 Achievements

Games of the Year


Grand Award

  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Game Designers Award

  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

Award for Excellence

  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Splatoon 3
  • Xenoblade 3
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Earth Defence Force 6
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Best Sales Award

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Future Division


  • Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road
  • Zenless Zone Zero
  • Sonic Superstars
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Princes
  • Dragon’s Dogma 2
  • Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
  • Fate/Samurai Remnant
  • Persona 3 Reload
  • Persona 5 Tactica
  • Metaphor: ReFantazio
  • Like a Dragon: Infinite ∞ Wealth

Amateur Division

Grand Award

  • Shinnenn Sanbyoumae

Award for Excellence

  • Kirikarea
  • Tomoshigami of Luminous Village
  • shinnnenn sanbyoumae
  • ScrewDive
  • PanicQ

Honorable Mention

  • Gavary Travelogue
  • ComicaRhythm
  • BubbleBound
  • Let’s Parry

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Given to individuals who have contributed to the development of the computer game industry.


  • Family Computer (1983)

Japan Game Awards