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Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy and More Win Future Game Awards

Yakuza director accepts award with hostesses and zombies.


Closing off the Tokyo Game Show today, CESA held the Future Division ceremony for its annual Japan Game Awards.

The Future Division awards are given to upcoming games based off votes from Tokyo Game Show attendees over the first, second and third days of the show. Attendees were able to pick from 183 titles due out over the next year.

The winning games are:

  • Idolmaster 2 (Namco Bandai, X360)
  • Vanquish (Sega, PS3/X360)
  • El Shaddai (Ignition, PS3/X360)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (SCE, PS3)
  • DanceEvolution (Konami, X360)
  • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (Square Enix, PSP)
  • Ni no Kuni (Level-5, DS)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix, PC/PS3)
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP)
  • Yakuza Of the End (Sega, PS3)

Representatives from the development staff of these games appeared at the event to accept the awards.

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, accepting for Ni no Kuni, said "I'm a little embarrassed," in reference to the fact that the game also took the award last year. Regarding the tie-up with Studio Ghibli, he said "It's been a great learning experience. Although a different field, I believe working together has has raised my production level."

Yakuza Of the End director Toshihiro Nagoshi received the award last year for Yakuza 4. He was flanked by two hostesses as he took the award. This year, the hostesses were joined by a zombie.

You can see pics of this and more at Dengeki Online.

Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi, flanked by hostesses at last year's Future Division awards. This year, the hostesses were joined by a zombie.

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