Yakuza Game Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Establishes New Studio at NetEase Games – News

Nagoshi is Deputy Director, CEO; Daisuke Satō serves as producer

NetEase Games announced the establishment of Nagoshi Studio Inc. on its website on Monday. The creator of Segait is Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku) game series Toshihiro Nagoshi will act as Representative Director and CEO of the company while the former Yakuza series producer Daisuke Satō will serve as producer.

Other founding members of the studio are artist Kazuki Hosokawa, programmer Koji Tokieda, game designer Masao Shirosaki, engineer Mitsunori Fujimoto, artist Naoki Someya, director Taichi Ushioda, and artist Toshihiro Ando.

The studio will develop “high-quality console titles that will be released around the world.”

NetEase Games is the online gaming subsidiary of NetEaseInc. While NetEase Games is located in Guangzhou, China, Nagoshi Studio Inc. is located in Tokyo.

Nagoshi and Satō are gone Sega last October. Nagoshi has stepped down from his role as creative director of Sega in April 2021, but continued with the company as Creative Director. He had been working since Sega since 1989.

Sources: NetEase GameswebsiteNagoshi Studio Inc. website, IGN (Adam Bankhurst)

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