2018 Famitsu Awards Announced!

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Last night in Japan, the 2018 Famitsu Award winners were announced, and we have all of them here for you.

As a quick background, Famitsu is a line of Japanese video game magazines, and their original publication–Shukan Famitsu–is considered the most widely ready and respected video game magazine in Japan. So Famitsu administers the Famitsu Awards, which are highly coveted awards in Japan.

So the winners are:

GAME OF THE YEAR

There were actually two winners for Game of the Year this year.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been killing it, and their award is well-deserved. They sold over 12 million copies of this game in just the month after it was released! So yeah, it was a hit.

MONSTER HUNTER WORLD

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But this year, the other Game of the Year was Monster Hunter World, as it was just as awesome as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They also sold over 12 million copies, and have “Monster Hunter World: Iceborn” coming this fall. It looks like its time to hunt more monsters.

EXCELLENT AWARD

This award is awarded for comprehensive works such as the world of the game, novelty, depth and attraction.

  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix)
  • God of War (Sony)
  • Judgment (SEGA)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Sony)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix)
  • Fate/Grand Order (FGO Project)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee (The Pokemon Company / Nintendo)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

BEST GAME MUSIC

  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix)

FAVORITE APP

  • LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum (LINE)

I’m personally really happy about this one, since I am an avid player. I have my Beast and Jedi Luke tsums at Max Skill, oh yeah.

SPECIAL AWARD

Given to games with technologies and products that brought about new ideas to games.

  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (Sony)

BEST CHARACTER AWARD

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  • Kirby (Kirby series)

BEST GAME MAKER

  • Capcom

MVP AWARD

Given to the person who is most active in the gaming industry, and who has a lot of influence.

  • Masahiro Sakurai

And if you are interested in seeing the awards ceremony for yourself, then you are in luck, since you can find it here (but I hope you understand Japanese):

 

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