According to an excellent trio of articles of Kotaku, Tomonobu Itagaki was actually sacked from Tecmo, and did not leave as originally thought.
The site's also revealed that a gagging order placed on the the Team Ninja head following his the unceremonious end to his Tecmo career was removed weeks ago.
Last but by no means least, is this, a piece detailing a secretly recorded conversation in which Tecmo president confirms the existence of the 6.66 percent bonus Itagaki's claiming was never paid.
Hilarious. Read more through the links.