Clive and Torgal in final Fantasy 16.

Final Fantasy XVI nabs five awards at Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards

Tears of the Kingdom goes home with the gold, though.

The Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2023 happened on March 17 and while awards were spread over a wide number of games, one game stole the show entirely, taking home five of the 17 awards — Final Fantasy XVI

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The Famitsu Degeki Game Awards are voted for by readers and run by Famitsu and Game Dengeki. While the new Final Fantasy didn’t get as much hardware at other shows like The Game Awards, it’s clearly garnered some love in Japan. It took home awards for Best Graphics, Best Music, Best Voice Actor and Character for Clive, and Best RPG.

Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XIV took home the Best Online Game category, while The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom took the top prize of GOTY.

If you want to know who won what, or who just missed out, we’ve got all the details.

Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2023 winners and nominations

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Game of the Year

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Armored Core VI  Fires of Rubicon

Street Fighter 6

Resident Evil 4

Final Fantasy XVI

Scenario

PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

Final Fantasy XVI

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

Graphics

Final Fantasy XVI

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Music

Final Fantasy XVI

Octopath Traveler II

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Voice Acting

Yuya Uchida (Clive Rosfield/Final Fantasy XVI)

Yasuyuki Kase (V.IV Rusty/Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon

Takaya Kuroda (Kazuma Kiryu/Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name)

Character

Clive Rosfield (Final Fantasy XVI)

Zelda (The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom)

Iori Miyamoto (Fate/Samurai Remnant)

RPG

Final Fantasy XVI

Octopath Traveler II

Super Mario RPG

Action

Armored Core VI Fire of Rubicon

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Street Fighter 6

Action Adventure

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Resident Evil 4

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man who Erased His Name

Indie

Sea of Stars

World of Fear

Exit 8

Esports

Street Figher 6

Apex Legends

VALORANT

Most Anticipated

Metaphor: ReFantazio

Dragon’s Dogma 2

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

MVC (Best Game Developer)

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Naoki Yoshida

Street Fighter 6

Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon

Game App

Honkai: Star Rail

Pokémon Sleep

Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator

Online Game

Final Fantasy XIV

Genshin Impact

Street Fighter 6

Rookie –

PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code

WILD HEARTS

Famitsu Dengeki Special Award

Hi-fi Rush & Baldur’s Gate 3


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