Report: Platinum Games president steps down (Update)

Happy trails

[Update: In a statement to Polygon, a Platinum Games spokesperson confirmed the news.]

Tatsuya Minami has stepped down as president of Platinum Games, Game Business reports.

The Japanese outlet claims Minami left the studio late last month and has been replaced by Kenichi Sato, despite a listing on the company’s official website that indicates Minami is still president.

Minami helped co-found Platinum Games in 2007, when his company ODD merged with Seeds Inc., the group established by former Clover Studio members Shinji Mikami, Atsushi Inaba, and Hideki Kamiya. Prior to forming ODD in 2006, Minami had worked at Capcom since 1987 in a variety of production roles on the Resident Evil and Mega Man games, as well as titles like Crimson Tears and Final Fight 2.

Platinum Games just wrapped development on Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard, and is presently working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project for Activision, a sequel to Square Enix and Cavia’s dark role-playing game Nier, and the Microsoft-published Xbox One exclusive Scalebound

The developer (Bayonetta, MadWorld, Vanquish) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

プラチナゲームズ、三並達也氏が社長を退任 [Game Business]

Kyle MacGregor Burleson