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    Known for his work on Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden video game designer Tomonobu Itagaki wants to make games again and has established his own company, Itagaki Games, for that purpose. The announcement comes from a post on Itagak's Facebook account which also contains extracts of an interview he did with Bloomberg. Not much is known about his new studio other that it is independent and separate from his previous employers Tecmo and Valhalla. He in fact co-founded the latter before stepping down in 2017 to train a younger generation of game developers.

    While Itagaki Games is currently independent, when Bloomberg asked what Tomonobu Itagaki would think if Microsoft were to acquire the studio, given the game designer's close links with the company, he said that "if they reach out to me, it will be an honor for me." You can read the interview in the source link below which shares more about Tomonobu Itagaki's past work with Microsoft.

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    Wonder what kind of dumpster fire he will produce after the mess that was Devil´s Third.:P
     
  4. B-alpha

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    As if.....That guy is so self absorbed it's beyond me
    I really doubt that company is going to produce anything ever. Maybe if all stars align right maybe a trailer for game which will never come to fruition but I doubt it
     
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    the plan was live on past and hope big daddy M$ rains money on them to acquire his hypothetical "company".
     
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    Okay.. where is Ninja Gaiden sequel or a brand new Ninja Gaiden game for PS5 ? :(
     
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    Silent_Gunner The Edge of the Soul
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    "Oh, IDK. I'm good with English, but not so great with spelling."

    "Nintendo hired us as their mercenaries, and now we're deserters looking to express our art in whatever way possible!"

    "This game is the sixth brand new game I've made. My entire body quivers every time I make an announcement like this. Sitting on a toilet and waiting for an opportunity like this isn't an option for me!"

    This is the kind of insanity he goes on about in interviews. And the fact that he looks like a certain other guy with long black hair isn't helping...

     
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    About Ruddy Time a new Ninja Gaiden came out.. Still love the 1st two... Games the rest was poo...
     
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    nothing good will come of this
     
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    Itagaki always had faith in microsoft and xbox. Looking forward to what he will make next.
     
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    he doesnt have the rights for those games lol he made them but he doesnt work for the same studios and the studios get the rights not the developers.

    same thing with kojima, he made metal gear, left and now he cant make any more metal gear stuff since he doesnt own any rights to the ip.
     
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    Overpriced DLC's wasn't enough for him & Koei I guess he wants to make a new studio to milk us dry huh...
     
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    Dude looks like a corpse woman
     
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    Cool. Now bring Dead or Alive 3 to the Switch. It was my fave in the series.
     
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    Not a full on trailer, a teaser trailer
     
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    FUCK YES! The god of "jiggle dynamics" is back!
     
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    don't you dare insult Oatmeal Cookie like that
     
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    Just background music and panning view of old stuff on an a desk. Reference Indiana Jones new trailer.
     
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    Pretty sure he'd have had little to no say in regards to how much (both quantity and cost) DLC was put out - that would've been Koei/Tecmo's doing.
    ...not saying that the same thing won't happen with his new studio, but that's unfortunately just the state of the industry right now.
    It's a massive shame that the days of unlocking characters/costumes in a "released complete" game are long gone... and it's a bigger shame that there are members of the gaming community that go along with buying all these ridiculously priced 'add-ons', perpetuating the whole insidious practice.
     
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    Yeah it is a Koei thing, but as a director he can still have a voice on how to improve his game appeal without forcing consumers to pay over $1k of eye candy content. DOA6 tried to approach more into the ingame rewards unlock, but honestly most of the outfits were either retro attire or recolored with patterns. Still we get no kind of Game Edition with these DLC not even if it were just up to season 1-2content, atleast Tekken7 - SoulCalibur- and even SFV went to the right direction you also see their stuff on sale at times.
     
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