ITAGAKI GAMES IS A STUDIO WITH LARGE AMBITIONS
Director Tomonobu Itagaki is known for his work behind iconic titles like Ninja Gaiden (which returned for the first Xbox console) and Dead or Alive; Now, we know that he just founded Itagaki Games, a new studio with no connection to his previous teams in Tecmo and Valhalla.

 

 

We learned this through an official statement on his Facebook page, where he expanded an interview he had with Bloomberg due to the fact that the medium omitted some elements in its publication (Itagaki asked not to think badly of this portal, since these situations usually happen).

In that interview he talked about how he met the people behind Xbox for the first time, and how he took quite seriously launching Dead or Alive on the promised day to arrive with the first Xbox console launch line at that time. .

THE FUTURE PLANS OF THE DIRECTOR OF DEAD OR ALIVE

After a long series of anecdotes and testimonies of how to work with Microsoft, especially being a Japanese studio, Itagaki spoke about his plans for the future:

For the past four years I have taught rookies how to work, but now I feel like I want to make an amazing game again and I just started a company for that purpose.

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When asked what would happen if Microsoft wants to buy your company? This developer was very optimistic, remembering a bit all the questions he had for managers 20 years ago.

Back then, I asked Seamus Blackley (Xbox video game designer) if we could beat the PS2, and he said yes. That alone made me trust him, and so I decided to create Xbox exclusives for almost 10 years.

20 years have passed since then and now I have my own company, Itagaki Games, which is not Tecmo or Valhalla. I know Microsoft continues to have an aggressive approach, if they approach me it will be an honor.

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