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Famitsu Awards Name Kojima 'Person of the Year'

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima walked away with numerous honors in Japan today, including Person of the Year, at the latest Famitsu Awards, which recognized 2008's top performers.

Kris Graft

April 24, 2009

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Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima walked away with numerous honors in Japan today, including Person of the Year, at the latest Famitsu Awards, which recognized 2008's top performers. According to a 1UP report of the Tokyo-based event, Japan's Famitsu magazine also named Metal Gear's Solid Snake as Character of the Year, while last year's Metal Gear Solid 4 won the "High Quality" prize. Capcom won Company of the Year, as its massively popular (in Japan) Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G won both Game of the Year and Best Seller awards. Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pokemon Platinum and Animal Crossing: City Folk also garnered recognition at the awards. A translation of the awards is as follows: Person of the Year: Hideo Kojima Character of the Year: Solid Snake Company of the Year: Capcom Game of the Year: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G Best Seller Prize: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G Rookie Title Prize: The Last Remnant Innovation Prize: Wii Music High Quality Prize: Metal Gear Solid 4 Racing Prize: Mario Kart Wii Multiplayer Prize: Super Smash Bros. Brawl All Generation Prize: Pokemon Platinum Communication Prize: Animal Crossing: City Folk Adventure Puzzle Prize: Professor Layton and the Final Journey Through Time Masterpiece Prize: Dragon Quest V Character Action Prize: Dissidia Final Fantasy Role Playing Prize: Tales of Vesperia Dramatic Prize: 428 PlayStation 2 Prize: Persona 4 Worldwide Prize: Grand Theft Auto IV

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