Katsuhiro Harada, the producer of the Tekken fighting game series, has gone missing, according to Namco Bandai studio representatives tweeting through his official Twitter account.
“This is TEKKEN Project support team,” the staff said. “Mr. Harada has been missing from office since a week ago. We are still searching for him. Thanks.”
We certainly hope Harada is alright and that he’s found soon. Or that this is some sort of pre-E3 stunt. (Though it wouldn’t be a very good one at that. It’s rather worrisome.)
Update: Wherever Harada is, he seems to be playing games on Steam.
“There appear to be some news articles worrying for Harada-san’s safety,” reads Twitter update. “However, we were able to confirm he has been logged into Steam daily, so we believe he is OK, but just has not shown up for work.”