Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami

Still wants to make the games he and his fans love.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 03/19/2014 19:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

Castlevania wunderkind Koji Igarashi has left Konami after many years of service.

With an incredible resume of work that includes Castelvania: Symphony of the Night (credited for establishing the Metroidvania sub genre of adventure games), it might be shocking to think that Igarashi has been struggling to get his projects off the ground as of late. Unfortunately, the advent of social gaming has left the creator’s core gamer sensibilities at odds with Konami’s current business model. Igarashi claims to have spent the last two years making games deemed “too hardcore” and subsequently cancelled.

While he didn’t give specifics, Igarashi (or Iga as he’s affectionately known) hopes to continue making video games, and hinted at a return to the 2D platformers his fans have been longing for. Nintendo… hire this man.

Source: Joystiq

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