Japan Game Awards 2012 honor 'Gravity Rush,' 'Journey,' and 'Mario Kart 7'

The winners of the 2012 Japan Game Awards were announced at the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, with Sony's Gravity Rush for PlayStation Vita winning the highest honors for Game of the Year.

The Game Designers Award went to thatgamecompany's mystical PlayStation Network title Journey, with Beesworks' mushroom-growing simulator Mushroom Garden winning a special runner-up award and Mario Kart 7 claiming an award for having the best sales. The Global Award for Japanese gaming was given to Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 won in the international category.

Awards for Excellence winners include Gravity Rush, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Dark Souls, Final Fantasy XIII-2, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Mario Land 3D, Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3 Tri-G, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

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