Dark Souls 3, Overwatch and Pokemon Go win awards at the Golden Joysticks

Dark Souls 3 promotional photo

Role-playing game Dark Souls 3 has been named ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joystick Awards.

Pokemon Go picked up the innovation of the year and handheld/mobile game of the Year prizes.

The awards were held at London's IndigO2.

The Golden Joysticks are seen as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry because the winners are voted for by gamers themselves in a public ballot.

Dark Souls 3 promotional photo

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel, which is a third-person fantasy adventure role-playing game set in the Kingdom of Lothric, came out earlier this year.

Players use a variety of weapons and magic and have to battle beasts and bosses and avoid the approaching apocalypse.

Speaking to Newsbeat at the awards, the game's producer Atsu Yoshimura said he was pleased with the reception to the game.

Dark Souls 3 promotional photo

"The game is all about experiencing a sense of accomplishment through overcoming the difficulties," he said.

"It is true that it's a bit easy to die in the game, but by challenging, challenging, challenging, even the newcomers can enjoy playing this trickier game."

And he addressed rumours that this would be the final instalment of the Souls franchise.

"There will be no sequels - at least for a while."

Dark Souls 3 promotional photo

Dan Dawkins from GamesRadar+, who hosts the awards, says Dark Souls 3 is a worthy winner.

"It's the impeccable combat, ingenious design and subtly-integrated, dense lore that binds the game to our affections," he said.

"Dark Souls 3 is unashamed in the demands it makes of the player, yet rigidly fair: weaving a dense, rewarding story, uniquely crafted for the medium."

A demonstration of Pokemon Go

Meanwhile, Pokemon Go won two awards: Innovation of the year and handheld/mobile game of the year.

The augmented reality app took the world by storm when it was released this year.

At its peak in July, the game had around 45 million daily active users.

Lara Croft with a bow and arrow

Lara Croft, one of gaming's biggest icons, was inducted into the Golden Joystick Awards Hall of Fame.

This year is the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider.

A screenshot shot from a Zelda game

And the lifetime achievement award went to Eiji Aonuma, a key figure behind The Legend of Zelda series.

On receiving the accolade, he said: "I am glad, honoured and really humbled.

"I accept the award with pleasure on behalf of more that 1,000 creators, artists, engineers and composers who have worked on the series for more than 30 years."

Blizzard Entertainment's multi-player first person shooter Overwatch picked up the most awards, taking home five prizes.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine won three trophies.

Here's the full list of winners

Best original game - Overwatch

Best storytelling - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Best visual design - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Best audio - Fallout 4

Best indie game - Firewatch

Gaming personality of the year - Sean Plott (Day (9))

Best multiplayer game - Overwatch

Competitive play of the year - Coldzera's jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus

Best gaming moment - Play of the game in Overwatch

YouTube upcoming personality of the year - Jesse Cox

Studio of the year - CD Projekt Red

Innovation of the year - Pokémon Go

Lifetime achievement award - Eiji Aonuma

Best gaming platform - Steam

Best gaming performance - Doug Cockle

Competitive game of the year - Overwatch

Nintendo game of the year - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

PlayStation game of the year - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Xbox game of the year - Rise of the Tomb Raider

PC game of the year - Overwatch

Handheld/mobile game of the year - Pokemon Go

Breakthrough award - Eric Barone - Stardew Valley

Hall of fame - Lara Croft

Critics' choice award - Titanfall 2

Most wanted game - Mass Effect Andromeda

Ultimate game of the year - Dark Souls 3

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