The saga Dead or Alive today loses one of its most veteran members: the director Yohei Shimbori announced that he was leaving the offices of Koei Tecmo. Shimbori has been working on this fighting saga developed by Team Ninja for 16 at, starting with managing the development of Dead or Alive Ultimate 2004 and occupying the role of director since Dead or Alive Paradise 2010. He finally announced today on his Twitter profile that he would leave the company (translated by Gematsu).

Yohei Shimbori announces his retirement from Koei Tecmo

“Starting today, I am leaving Koei Tecmo Games”, He said Yohei Shimbori in the tweet that we have left you on these lines. “I have worked on Dead or Alive for 16 at, and although there were times when I was pleased, there were also times when I couldn’t live up to expectations. I would like to take this opportunity to express my biggest thanks to the many people who have supported and cared for me. Thanks a lot”.

Total, Shimbori has participated in 9 games of Dead or Alive: the last installment being the sixth we enjoyed in 2019. A sixth installment that new mechanics and a new graphics engine, an addition that not only revolutionized the art of the game but also added a new layer to the gameplay.

  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (2004) Planificador
  • Dead or Alive 4 (2005) Diseador
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (2006) Diseador
  • Dead or Alive Paradise (2010) Director
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions (2011) Director
  • Dead or Alive 5 (2012) Director
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) Director
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015) Director
  • Dead or Alive 6 (2019) Productor y Director

“Starting today, I am leaving Koei Tecmo Games”

“The new Dead or Alive tournament begins, as fun and frantic as ever”, we write in the analysis from Dead or Alive 6. As for the upcoming Team Ninja games, they are also the developers of Nioh, the studio director Fumihiko Yasuda I pointed out in January that this 2021 they will reveal “several” games. At the moment, we are still waiting for know the team’s next projects.




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