The Tokyo Game Show 2022 (TGS2022) were held from September 15th, 2022 to September 18th, 2022. The Japan Game Awards 2022 Annual Awards were open to all games released between April 1st, 2021 and March 31st, 2022. The Selection Committee selected the award-winning games through a deliberation process. The awards were streamed live on September 15th, 2022 at 16:00 JST and the MC's for the event were Hikaru Ijuin (伊集院光) and Shohei Shibata (柴田将平), an e-sports play-by-play caster.
Junichi Masuda (増田順一) and Yuichi Ueda (植田祐一) were on-hand to receive the award for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Kazumasa Iwao (岩尾和昌) was recognized for the award on behalf of Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus.