Famitsu’s 2015 Game Awards Winners

Popular and long-running Japanese video game magazine Famitsu has announced the winners for its 2015 Famitsu Awards. Nintendo has taken home several wins across multiple categories, including the coveted Game of the Year with Splatoon.

 

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)

Favorite 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)

 

So, in total Nintendo walked away with six awards. They swept the innovation awards with Super Mario Maker and Splatoon. Several third party games that appeared on Nintendo systems also won. These include: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS), Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom), Monster Strike (Mixi), and Yo-Kai Watch Busters Red Cat Team / White Dog Corps (Level-5).

[Sources: Famitsu & Germatsu]

 

 

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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