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Disgaea sequence creator Sohei Niikawa departs Nippon Ichi Software

In a brand new press launch (run by means of Google Translate), Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa has introduced his resignation. No specifics have been given for his departure from the corporate, apart from it being for “private circumstances.”

Nippon Ichi is probably finest recognized for the Disgaea franchise, sequence of JRPGs that first started in 2003 with Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. As of 2021, the sequence has shipped 5 million copies. Its most up-to-date entry was a re-release of the 2020 sport, Disgaea 6: Defiance.

Before being appointed as Nippon Ichi’s president in 2009, Niikawa served as a producer and author on a number of installments within the Disgaea franchise. Though he is departing the corporate, the press launch provides that he’ll stay a advisor for Nippon’s subsidiary, NIS America.

Taking over presidential and chairman duties in his stead will likely be Koichi Kitazumi. Kitazumi helped discovered the corporate in 1993, and later grew to become its chairman and govt director in 2009. 

In his separate letter (run by means of Google Translate) to the corporate, Kitazumi outlined a few of his targets for Nippon Ichi as the corporate will get nearer to its thirtieth anniversary. Specifically, Kitazumi mentioned he deliberate on making a “highly effective” new IP, and that the graphics within the firm’s titles would must be improved. 

“These are simpler mentioned than achieved,” admitted Kitazumi. “But we imagine that accumulating efforts to enhance these capabilities would be the driving drive behind the creation of highly effective IP.”



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