After Tomonobu Itagaki left Valhalla Game in 2017, he completely disappeared from the media scene. But in reality he still hasn’t said his last word.
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Tomonobu Itagaki, longtime star of Tecmo, creator of the Dead or Alive universe and magic wand for the modernization of Ninja Gaiden, is one of the archipelago’s great game designers. But a great game designer who felt a little sad after leaving the company in 2008 against the backdrop of filthy sexual harassment cases and the argument with then President Yoshimi Yasuda.
We hadn’t heard him too much since the horrific oven at Devil’s Third. He recently announced that he has started a brand new studio called Itagaki Games.. The announcement was made on his side Facebookwhich let him know for his fans that he was teaching video game development. This through excerpts from a recent interview granted to Bloomberg for the purposes of an article on the Xbox 20 years that was considered too long and ended Ratiboise. The question that allows us to hear the news concerns the possibility of a Microsoft acquisition of his company:
Haha i would start over with questions i asked Seamus (Editor’s note: Blackley, Xbox designer) two decades ago. At the time, I asked him if he was sure he could beat the PS2. He told me that the Xbox is called Project Midway and that he would rule with it. That’s why I trusted him and developed Xbox exclusive games for about 10 years. It’s been 20 years since then and I started my own company, Itagaki Games, which is neither Tecmo nor Valhalla. I know Microsoft is still aggressive. If you contact me, it will be an honor for me.
So will there be any news soon? Anyway, this would be an option for Xbox Games Studios in case they need help from Japan.