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Sakurai Wins “Most Valuable Creator” Award at 2021 Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai has been recognized by the Dengeki Game Awards as Japan’s Most Valuable Video Game Creator of 2021.

This price was decided based on the vote of users in Japan. Sakurai shared the news with his followers on Twitter, while thanking everyone who supported him and his team. Sakurai was able to edge out the Resident Evil Village development team, Um Musume: Pretty Derby development team, Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, and Naoki Yoshida (FFXIV producer).

“Select by User Vote” Famitsu/Dengeki Game Award 2021″ MVC ~ Most Valuable Creator ~ Masahiro Sakurai

“I received an award. Thank you to everyone who supported us!”

Game of the Year 2021 went to Capcom’s latest Monster Hunter game, Rise of the Monster Hunter for Nintendo Switch and PC. The same title also won Best Action Game.

Metroid Dread released the Action/Adventure category – pushing back Hades and Returnal. And Buddy Mission Bond, published by Nintendo, won the award for best adventure game.

Here is the full list of nominees (winners in bold), courtesy of Siliconera:

Game of the Year

  • Uma Musume: nice derby
  • Tales of Arise
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Rise of the Monster Hunter
  • judgment lost

MVC – Most Valuable Creator

  • Capcom’s Resident Evil Village Development Team
  • Uma Musume from Cygames: The Pretty Derby Development Team
  • Masahiro Sakurai (creator of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
  • Naoki Yoshida (producer of Final Fantasy XIV)

Best Screenplay

  • Tales of Arise
  • Buddy Mission BOND
  • judgment lost

Better graphics

  • Uma Musume: nice derby
  • Tales of Arise
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Music

  • Uma Musume: nice derby
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
  • Rise of the Monster Hunter

Best actor

  • Takuya Kimura as Takayuki Yagami in Lost Judgment
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai in Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut
  • Maggie Robertson as Alcina Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village

Best Voice Actor

  • Hitomi Ueda as Golden Vessel in Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  • Shino Shimoji as Shionne in Tales of Arise
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Chesley Nichols in Buddy Mission BOND

best character

  • Alphen from Tales of Arise
  • Ethan Winters from Resident Evil Village
  • Uma Musume’s Golden Ship: Pretty Derby

best online game

  • Apex Legends
  • Genshin Impact
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Best action

  • underworld
  • Rise of the Monster Hunter
  • Return

Best Action Adventure

  • Resident Evil Village
  • Metroid Dread
  • judgment lost

best adventure

  • Jacques Jeanne
  • Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-
  • Buddy Mission BOND

Best RPG

  • The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Best Indie Game

  • To the east
  • Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
  • underworld

Top rookie

  • Uma Musume: nice derby
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Buddy Mission BOND

Best esports game

  • Apex Legends
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Valorant