Tomonobu Itagaki Resigns From Valhalla Game Studios as Representative Director

We’ve learned that veteran and legendary game creator Tomonobu Itagaki has resigned from his core roles at Valhalla Game Studios.

The boss is stepping down from his position as representative director and chief technical officer, only to slide into the new position of “prime adviser.”

Itagaki-san posted two separate messages in the press release and on his own Facebook, noting that he’s done with putting all of his being into one game after another.

Now, he’s opting to groom potential stars within the game industry by mentoring them under his tutelage and knowledge. He also turned 50 this year, so he’s probably a bit tired of the crunch time commonly found in development.

A new staff replacement for Itagaki wasn’t announced at this time.

Brandon Orselli


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