As was suspected of his tracking departed from Sega last year, Super Monkey Ball and Yakuza Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has teamed up with Chinese gaming giant NetEase to form a brand new development studio.
NetEase today announced the establishment of Nagoshi Studio Inc., where Nagoshi will take on the role of Representative Director and CEO. He is joined by eight other former members of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio: Daisuke Sato (producer), Kazuki Hosokawa (artist), Koji Tokieda (programmer), Masao Shirosaki (game designer), Mitsunori Fujimoto (engineer), Naoki Someya (artist), Taichi Ushioda (director), and Toshihiro Ando (artist).
The studio will focus on “developing high-quality console titles to be released globally,” and a press release detailing the new announcements says “Nagoshi Studio Inc. has full management rights.” and create the kinds of games they’re passionate about, with the support of NetEase Games.”
It is said that both companies share a commitment to “unleash the potential of creators in an open and inclusive environment, with the hope of reaching and touching passionate players around the globe with content.” high-quality and engaging content.”
Naturally, the finer details like potential upcoming projects and the platform on which Nagoshi Studio will develop the titles are still unknown.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/01/monkey-ball-and-yakuza-creator-toshihiro-nagoshi-has-formed-his-very-own-studio Monkey Ball and Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi have established their own studio