Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Tomonobu Itagaki Focuses His Efforts In One Place

Former Tecmo employee and Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki has recently said that he and his new development studio, Valhalla, are concentrating on making one new game at the moment, pooling all of his resources together to make a sound competitor for the current games market. Itagaki commented:
"All I can say is that Valhalla's current project is one of a scale on which I have never worked on before."

"We're currently focusing our resources on making one game. Valhalla will compete in the field of mainstream, packaged games so it wouldn't be effective to thin our ranks by dividing our 50-man staff into different projects. I do plan on hiring even more skilled people, and although we've had job applications from many countries, we're still thinking about the composition of the team.

"However, we'll probably start a new game near the end of the current project. In the long term, it doesn't make sense for a company to only make one game, and so we're also looking at preparations for the next few years."
So expect announcements of future titles from Mr. Itagaki post release of their current game project. Let’s hope he and his team can produce something with the qualities of Ninja Gaiden but unique as well.

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