Dark Souls Director Appointed President Of From Software

By Ishaan . May 21, 2014 . 10:31am

Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, has been appointed From Software’s new president. Kadokawa Games, who acquired From last month, made the announcement today. (Thanks, Dengeki)


Former From Software president and Representative Director, Naotoshi Jin, is now serving in an advisory capacity at the company.


Aside from Miyazaki’s new role at From Software, a few other management changes have been made as well. You can find the full list below:


  • Chairman (new): Yoshimi Yasuda
  • President (new): Hidetaka Miyazaki
  • Senior Managing Director: Masanori Takeuchi
  • Company Director: Eiichi Nakajima
  • Company Director (new): Jouji Sakaguchi
  • Company Director (new): Kentaro Sasaki
  • Company Director (new): Tatsuo Sato
  • Executive Officer: Takeyuki Suzuki
  • Executive Officer (new): Youzou Kojima
  • Auditor (new): Yasuaki Takayama
  • Advisor (new): Naotoshi Jin


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  • Roger

    That face of everything just according to the keikaku.

    • Göran Isacson

      That is the face of a man who has sent so many gamers to their cruel deaths, he’s lost count. As we ordinary mortals do not count the sandwhiches we’ve eaten in our days, so too does he not count the bodies left in his wake. See this face, fellow gamers. See it, tremble, and then Praise the Sun.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Is that the “Excellent” Mr. Burns impression?

  • MaximDualBlade

    Oh Miyazaki-san, give us the pleasure of more twisted ideas for games. I hope for more archer Silver Knights, in a straight path without cover, but worse.

    Praise the Sun, Umbasa!

  • Godman

    This man just lived my dream, being a director of an awesome game series, then becoming PRESIDENT!!! Kudos

  • rurifan

    I’m always sad to see good people promoted into positions where their talent is wasted.

    • revenent hell

      If he didn’t want to do it and stay in the game development side he would have said no to the job offer so I am fairly certain he doesn’t consider it a waste of his talent but an opportunity to develop others.

    • Schiller

      See it like this, now he got his fingers on every From game. Not just the one he is directing!

  • Zer0faith
  • dahuuuundge

    Will Miyazaki still be involved in the game development process or just game production?

    • z_merquise

      It’s rare to have the president of a game studio still directly involve in game development.

      • MrRobbyM

        Well, there goes the quality that was the Souls games.

      • Shinobikens

        Yeah but it’s Miyazaki so he probably will

  • KyoyaHibari

    Awesome sauce!

  • Learii

    demon souls 2 for ps4? =D

  • Francis Ortolan

    he just should be apoited ruler of the world.

  • Ann Weschenfeller

    It’s always good to see someone who knows about videogames being President of a videogame company for once…Funny how that’s more and more rare to see nowadays.

    With that said…since I’ve never played any Dark series games and they’re giving away Dark Souls in June…Should I be scared or its difficulty is just an internet legend?

    • Raul Indries

      It’s quite hard. But after you go in some place in the game, you die, but next time you go there you will know how to counterattack. Except for those damn Dark knights! ಥ_ಥ

      • Ann Weschenfeller

        So it’s more about memorizing patterns / trial and error than difficulty itself? Sounds fair.

        • Raul Indries

          Pretty much, honestly Demons Souls was harder than Dark Souls, but Dark Souls 2 is even harder than Demons Souls, mostly because after you die, and you will die a lot, you lose a bit of your health, and it gets up to 50% of your health, and the items that restore your health back to normal, have a fix number in the game, you can’t buy them over and over again.

          • Raul Indries

            My favourite in the series is Dark Souls. I would advise you to play this one, because the controls are better. I like them all, but in case you want to achieve all in game, it’s quite time consuming.

          • Ann Weschenfeller

            They’re giving it away with GWG in June so I’ll give it a shot…Wish me luck :P I can’t really get a hold on Demon’s Souls since I don’t own a PS3, sadly…but if I like DS1 I might get the sequel. Anyway, thanks for the answers!

          • Raul Indries

            No problem, I’ve played them on consoles. I like the console version of Dark Souls more, but Dark Souls 2 looks far better on PC. Anyway good luck, you will need it. I mean the PC version is called ‘Prepare to die edition’ ಠ_ಠ .

          • 9breaker

            Dark Souls 2 I found was easier. Demon’s Souls did about the same thing with the health bit as well as the stone of ephemeral eyes being limited. Honestly you can just use the ring of life protection repair it or just do co-op. Though to each their own.


    What a god damn waste of talent… creative geniuses should be put in charge of creative roles not be given dry soulless positions in managment.

    • vincent_vincent

      Tell me about it, am happy for him but sad for us.

      • Tarkovsky

        Ditto. Oh well, at least we still have one last game to look forward to from him.

    • Brion Valkerion

      At the same time, he has more authority to green light games that look good in his eyes.

  • Kelohmello

    A very, very, well deserved promotion. The man brought us two of the best games on their respective consoles.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    He definitely earned it. Congrats

  • MrTyrant

    Can I expect a good Armored Core game from him? I hope so. I know I’m being the minority here.

  • Ann Weschenfeller

    Am I the only sick demented person that would love seeing a Lost Kingdoms III from them now?

  • *Reads title of article*

    Oh Hell yeah!

    *Commences praising the Sun*

    ☆ O/ ☆

  • makubexnas

    All hail the new dark lord…

  • Kengofu

    Yasuda: I hear that you accidentally deleted a line of code, making players unable to walk off of the first cliff, Junpei-san…

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    dat Gendo Ikari face

  • Anewme…Again


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