PlatinumGames Producer Atsushi Inaba Is the Bayonetta Studio’s New President

PlatinumGames Producer Atsushi Inaba Is the Bayonetta Studio's New President

PlatinumGames’ Kenichi Sato introduced Thursday that he’s stepping down from his place as president and CEO of the Bayonetta and Nier: Automata studio, with veteran developer Atsushi Inaba rising to take his place.

“Presently I really feel that PlatinumGames is able to push ahead in direction of extra modern types of play, and so now could be higher a time than ever handy the reigns to Inaba, who has led the initiative on constructing the corporate’s inventive output for a few years now,” Sato stated in a weblog publish.

Sato will proceed to serve PlatinumGames as an advisor, “providing my assist the place wanted.” He served as president of the corporate for a bit over five-and-a-half years.

Bayonetta 3 Screens (from Nintendo Direct, September 2021)

As for Inaba, he acquired his begin working because the CEO of Clover Studio, the crew behind Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and God Hand. He co-founded Platinum in 2007 alongside Resident Evil/The Evil Inside director Shinji Mikami, Bayonetta’s Hideki Kamiya, and Tatsuya Minami, taking over the position of lead producer, which he’ll hold alongside his new position as president and CEO.

Inaba elaborated on his design philosophy in a separate publish on Platinum’s official web site, saying he believed in “approaching ‘enjoyable’ with full sincerity. I consider each one among our employees take delight that they’re entertainers, all the time trying the proper stability between play and professionalism.”

Inaba added that “our overarching purpose for getting into self-publishing has been unchanged since its conception: to invent one thing new and share it with the remainder of the world – exhibiting our sincerity in direction of creation each step of the best way.”

PlatinumGames’ upcoming slate consists of Bayonetta 3, due out on Change this yr. It is also acquired Babylon’s Fall, Sol Cresta, and the teased Undertaking GG within the works as its first self-published recreation.

Joseph Knoop is a author/producer for IGN.

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