According to Andriasang only one Western game managed to break into the Future Awards ranks at the Tokyo Game Show – and it wasn't Call of Duty. EA's Battlefield 3 stood out like a sore thumb in the awards list, honored alongside such Japanese darlings as Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy Type-0, Monster Hunter G, and Phantasy Star Online 2. The award winners are chosen based on attendee feedback – who are asked to choose their favorites among any game on display on the show floor or announced at the event. A panel of judges selected the final selection from this shortlist of nominees.
Other winners included Asura's Wrath, Dragon's Dogma, and Monster Hunter G from Capcom; Binary Domain and Phantasy Star Online 2 fron Sega; Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy Type-0 from Square Enix; Gundam Extreme VS from Namco Bandai; Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki from Falcom; and Dragon's Collection from Konami.
On a slightly related not, the official online beta for Battlefield 3 kicks off September 29 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The beta map to be played during the test will be "Operation Metro." Operation Metro pits two teams against each other in Rush Mode (one team destroys several targets, while the other side defends them). Access to the beta will be available on September 27 to PC players who pre-ordered the game through Origin and to console players who pre-ordered Medal of Honor Limited Edition last year.