Three games won prizes in the entertainment division in the 10th annual Japan Media Arts Festival. Rhythm Tengoku, Wario’s musical microgame collection for the GBA, and Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi, the DS cooking guide earned excellence prizes. The grand prize was awarded to Clover Studio’s Okami. Why did Okami receive the award?
“An aspiring piece of work which adopted Japanese myth into a game. It achieved a very high level of finish, both as a game and as entertainment. His beautiful graphic and distinct style of presentation received high commendation from abroad. It is a pity that Clover Studio, which created this work, dissolved. However, I would like to send cheers for the staff who was involved in this work and wish them good performance in the future.”
Which American or European developed titles developed in 2006 deserve awards?