Atlus’ parent company, Index Digital Media Inc., has announced North American president and CEO Shinichi Suzuki has stepped down, and will be replaced by its head of consumer business, Naoto Hiraoka.
Suzuki held the position as president and CEO of Atlus NA since 2004, and Hiraoka has been with the firm for 11 years.
“In the time since I assumed the role of president and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc., the company has experienced tremendous success and growth,” Suzuki said in a statement.
“I am so proud to have served at the helm of such a well-loved brand as ATLUS. I thank my staff and all of the fans that continue to support the company and its games. Under new leadership, we will continue our proud tradition of excellent games and exceptional localizations. I extend my sincerest thanks to all who helped in some way to make us successful.”
Suzuki will stay on until the end of September in an advisory role.