Tomonobu Itagaki has established a new computer game studio, hes stated.
Tomonobu Itagaki. Image credit Facebook.In a post on Facebook, the famed Japanese designer said he just recently founded Itagaki Games. This is not Tecmo, nor is it Valhalla, Itagaki said.
Itagaki, of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden fame, exposed the news as part of a self-published Q&A interview in between himself and Bloomberg that didnt make the cut for a January post on the initial Xbox.
Itagaki has a long history of working with Microsoft. While at Tecmo, Itagaki directed OG Xbox launch title Dead or Alive 3, 2003 OG Xbox unique Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, and 2004 Xbox unique Ninja Gaiden. A reworded variation of the latter, Ninja Gaiden Black, came out exclusively on the Xbox in 2005.
Eurogamer Next-Gen News Cast – the Star Wars video games we d enjoy to see nextItagaki then directed 2005 Xbox 360 special Dead or Alive 4, 2006 Xbox 360 exclusive Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, and 2008 Xbox 360 exclusive Ninja Gaiden 2.
After Itagaki left Tecmo in 2008 he founded Valhalla Game Studios and, in 2015, launched the poorly-received Devils Third for the Wii U.
Itagaki stated hes spent the previous 4 years mentor, “and now I feel like I wish to make a game again and just developed a company for that function.”
If Microsoft expressed interest in purchasing this brand-new studio, Itagaki was asked how he d react.
” I understand Microsoft is still aggressive,” he responded. “If they connect to me, it will be an honour for me.”
And he wishes to make video games once again.