Tomonobu Itagaki Returns with New Team and Xbox 360 Title


Tomonobu Itagaki, the man behind the Ninja Gaiden series who quit his job at Tecmo last July, is back with a brand new team, consisting of most of the guys from the Ninja Gaiden games, calling themselves the ‘Tokyo Vikings’ (for now).

The team is working on a brand new game, which is not a fighting game, says Itagaki, because “we did all what we can do for a fighting game” and they “have no more reasons to make another fighting game.” Itagaki says that “It’d be more fun if we made something new”.

He confirms the game is in development for Xbox 360 but he’s trying to be flexible. He beleives the console has a lot of untapped potential and that working with his friends at Microsoft’s Xbox team would make it an easier process as well. An estimated release for the game? “Rule of thumb; never rush a game.”

Itagaki will be at E3, but they won’t be revealing their new game at the show, because “it’s too early.”

Tokyo Vikings: Tomonobu Itagaki returns with a new team and a new game for Xbox 360 [1UP]

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