Famitsu Name Splatoon As Their Game Of The Year

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Japan’s Weekly Famitsu magazine has announced the winners in this year’s Famitsu Awards, which saw Nintendo receive plenty of praise.

Top of the bill was Splatoon, which the magazine named as their Game of the Year. It also received the Innovation Award alongside fellow Wii U exclusive Super Mario Maker, as well as the Rookie Award. Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generations was named Best Hit Award, while Fire Emblem Fates and Super Mario Maker also received the Excellence Prize.

Game of the Year

  • Splatoon, Nintendo

Excellence Prize

  • Bloodborne, SIE
  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below, Square Enix
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Square Enix
  • Fallout 4, Bethesda Softworks
  • Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo
  • Granblue Fantasy, Cygames
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami
  • Monster Hunter Generations, Capcom
  • Monster Strike, Mixi
  • Shironeko Project, Colopl
  • Super Mario Maker, Nintendo
  • Tokyo Xanadu, Nihon Falcom
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Spike Chunsoft
  • Yakuza 0, SEGA
  • Yo-kai Watch Busters Red Cat Team / White Dog Corps, LEVEL-5

Male Character Voice Award

  • Akio Otsuka

Female Character Voice Award

  • Miyuki Sawashiro

Movement Award

  • Touken Ranbu Online, DMM Games & Nitroplus

Innovation Award

  • Splatoon, Nintendo
  • Super Mario Maker, Nintendo

Best Hit Award

  • Monster Hunter Generations, Capcom

Favourite App Award

  • Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo Online Entertainment

Rookie Award

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online, Capcom
  • Ensemble Stars!, Happy Elements
  • Shiro to Dragon, Asobism
  • Splatoon, Nintendo

Best Character Award

  • Snake, Konami

Best Game Maker Award

  • Square Enix

MVP Award

  • Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions

[Thanks Gematsu]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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