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Grasshopper collecting Lollipop Chainsaw feedback

Grasshopper Manufacture and Kodokawa Games have launched an initiative to collect player feed back on Lollipop Chainsaw, according to Gamespot‘s translation of an Impress Watch interview. Kadokawa boss Yoshimi Yasuda said Lollipop Chainsaw wasn’t received as well as might have been hoped, and the two companies have taken on board feedback from Japanese and International […]

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Yoshimi Yasuda headlines

  • Ubisoft confirms it's to publish No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

    At Ubisoft’s E3 press event it was announced that No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle would be published by the company. A small video was shown. The game’s set three years after the original, and features both Travis Touchdown and Silvia Chryste. It’s out for Wii in early 2010. Press release below.

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  • Tecmo president resigns

    Kotaku is reporting that the troubled Tecmo president, Yoshimi Yasuda will resign today. The board of directors have apparently accepted his resignation which was handed in this morning. Only “personal reasons” was given as a reason for Yasuda stepping down. However, it most likely has something to do with with the secret Temco tapes which […]

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  • Secret Tecmo tape supports Itagaki’s claims: give it a listen

    Tomonobu Itagaki believes Tecmo owes him “special incentive” wages for the completion of DOA 4, but Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda vehemently denies that he’s required to pay Itagaki. Itagaki was fired over the whole ordeal, but now we have a tape provided by Kotaku that makes a pretty strong case for Itagaki’s claims. The tape […]

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  • Tecmo responds to Itagaki's "distortions" over unpaid bonuses

    Update: The full release is, in Japanese, here. As translated by Kotaku: Our company getting sued by this employee is huge problem… the reasons for making this lawsuit public are self-centered. What’s more, this employee is filing this suit for himself and making it seem like he alone is responsible for the development of the […]

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  • Itagaki quits Team Ninja, sues Tecmo president for "unpaid completion bonuses"

    Update: Kotaku‘s got a statement out of Tecmo on this: “We’re aware of the statement sent out to the press by Itagaki but do not have anything more to add at this time.” Boom. According to this 1UP post, enigmatic Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki has resigned from the developer and is suing parent company […]

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