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Famitsu Awards Honor Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Monster Hunter: World, Masahiro Sakurai

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Octopath Traveler, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Kirby also among award winners

Kadokawa's Famitsu magazine announced the Famitsu Awards 2018 winners in a ceremony on Friday. Console, PC, and smartphone games that went on sale in Japan between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 were eligible for the awards. The winners were chosen by fan poll.

Game of the Year

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
Monster Hunter: World (CAPCOM)

The finalists for the above awards received Awards of Excellence:

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)
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! (The Pokémon Company/Nintendo)
Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony)
Monster Hunter: World (CAPCOM)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)


Masahiro Sakurai (Sora)

Best Character Award

Kirby (Kirby Star Allies)

Best Game Maker Award


Favorite App Award

LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum (LINE)

Special Award

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Best Game Music Award

Octopath Traveler (Square Enix)

Rookie Award

Octopath Traveler (Square Enix)
Detroit: Become Human (Sony)

Sources: Famitsu, Famitsu's YouTube channel via Siliconera

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