The Story of Seasons and Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto has left his former Executive Officer and Chief Creative Director role at Marvelous to create Hakama Inc., a new subsidiary of Marvelous. [Thanks, Japanese Nintendo!]
Currently, Hakama is working together with Inti Creates on the upcoming Nintendo Switch title Dragon: Marked For Death, and two other unrevealed games as well. It is currently unknown whether Hakama is developing the Story of Seasons title that was announced at last year’s Nintendo Switch January announcement event.
Hashimoto is not the only Marvelous producer to have left his former position within the company in order to head a subsidiary – last year, the Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki also left Marvelous to open Honey ∞ Parade Games, the studio behind recent Senran Kagura titles.