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2006 CESA Awards: Playstation 3 the future?

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    CESA released their picks for the best games released between April 1, 2005 and March 31 2006. The list is fairly predictable. Animal Crossing: Wild World, Final Fantasy XII and Shadow of the Colossus snag awards. World of Warcraft also gets props as it received the award for the best game designed outside of Japan. The real surprise is seen in the future awards, which are given out to games that are thought to be hits in the future. Blue Dragon got one of the coveted prizes and Elebits is the only Wii game on the list. However three Playstation 3 titles make it on top. Gran Turismo HD, Heavenly Sword and the camera card game the Eye of Judgment snag this prize. Are these games a triple threat to Microsoft and Nintendo?

     

    See the full list past the break.

    Grand Award

    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

    Final Fantasy XII

     

    Excellence Award

    Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

    Final Fantasy XII

    Kingdom Hearts II

    Mario Kart DS

    Monster Hunter 2

    Nintendogs

    Shadow of the Colossus

    Tales of the Abyss

    Tamagotchi: Corner Shop

    Yakuza (Ryu ga Gotoku)

     

    Global Award for a game designed in Japan

    Nintendogs

     

    Global Award for a game designed outside Japan

    World of Warcraft

     

    Special Award

    Monster Hunter Portable

    English Training DS

     

    CESA Future Awards

    Blue Dragon

    Dawn of Mana

    Elebits

    The Eye of Judgement

    Gyakuten Saiban 4 (Phoenix Wright 4)

    Gran Turismo HD

    Heavenly Sword

    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

    Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops

    Monster Hunter Portable 2nd

    Tales of Destiny PS2 remake

     

    Indie Awards

    Grand Prize

    Five seconds Kappa

     

    Excellence Award

    Nest of Moai

    bloWind (designed for the Gamecube)

    Cell_Jong

     

    Also see last year’s picks in our 2005 CESA awards article.

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