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Arcadia Game of the Year Award 2008

Each year, Japanese magazine Arcadia rewards the best arcade productions of the year. Here are the results for 2008. As you can see, fighting games takes the cake as Capcom's Street Fighter IV is praised with the Game of the Year, Best Graphics and Best Production awards. Special mention to Tekken 6 which reaches best titles top 3's second place and receives the Best Income award. Square Enix's card game Lord of Vermilion is ranked third. Many famous mangakas and character designers are responsible for its illustrations like Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard), Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal), Atsushi Okubo (Soul Eater) or Shiro Amano (Kingdom Hearts) to name a few.

Arcadia Game of the Year 2008: Street Fighter IV 2nd: Tekken 6 3rd: Lord of Vermilion

* Arcadia Top 3 Favorites

  1. Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
  2. Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai)
  3. Lord of Vermilion (Square Enix)

* Arcadia Awards

* Arcadia Favorite Game Manufacturers

  1. Konami (366 pts)
  2. Capcom (137.2 pts)
  3. Sega (111.1 pts)
  4. Cave (104.5 pts)
  5. SNK Playmore (98 pts)
  6. Examu (91.5 pts)
  7. Namco Bandai (52.2 pts)
  8. Taito (19.6 pts)
  9. Square Enix (13 pts)
  10. Arc System Works (6.5 pts)
Jubeat (best cabinet design)
Best Arcade Character: Ryu (Street Fighter IV)

* Arcadia Best Arcade Characters

  1. Ryu (Street Fighter IV)
  2. Bob (Tekken 6)
  3. Angelia Avallone (Arcana Heart 2)
  4. Tita Nium (Otomedius)
  5. Kanzensha (Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse)
  6. Hifumi (beatmania IIDX)
  7. Catherine Kyohbashi (Arcana Heart 2)
  8. Aoba Anoa (Otomedius)
  9. Clarice Di Lanza (Arcana Heart 2)
  10. Petra Johanna Lagerkvist (Arcana Heart 2)
  11. Leo (Tekken 6)
  12. Suzuhime (Samurai Spirits Sen)
  13. Jiooru Toi (Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse)
  14. Follet (Deathsmiles)
  15. Mimi (pop'n music 16 PARTY♪)
  16. Nyami (pop'n music 16 PARTY♪)
  17. Jigokudani Fururu (Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta!)
  18. Riesbyfe Stridberg (Melty Blood Actress Again)
  19. Blitztank (Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse)
  20. Succubus (Lord of Vermilion)

* Readers Choice Awards

  1. Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
  2. pop n' music PARTY♪ (Konami)
  3. Arcana Heart 2 (Examu)
  4. beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS (Konami)
  5. Quiz Magic Academy 5 (Konami)
  6. Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai)
  7. Deathsmiles (Cave)
  8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam (Banpresto)
  9. Jubeat (Konami)
  10. Otomedius (Konami)
  11. The King of Fighters '98 - Ultimate Match (SNK Playmore)
  12. Lord of Vermilion (Square-Enix)
  13. Melty Blood Actress Again (Ecole Software)
  14. DrumManiaV5 - Rock to Infinity (Konami)
  15. Sangokushi Taisen 3 (Sega)
  16. Samurai Spirits Sen (SNK Playmore)
  17. Fate/unlimited codes (Capcom)
  18. Virtua Fighter 5 R (Sega)
  19. DonDonPachi DaiFukkatsu (Cave)
  20. Sengoku Basara X (Capcom)
Bob (Tekken 6)
Angelia Avallone (Arcana Heart 2)
Tita Nium (Otomedius)
Mimi & Nyami (pop'n music PARTY≪)

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