Tecmo Koei’s Team Ninja Being Reorganized Into Two Groups


Tecmo Koei are reorganizing their corporate structure, and Team Ninja will be one of the teams affected by the change, the publisher announced today (via: Hachima Kiko).


As part of the reorganization, Team Ninja is being split into two development groups—the Ichigaya Development Group 1 and Ichigaya Development Group 2.


Current Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi will lead Ichigaya Development Group 1. Meanwhile, Ichigaya Development Group 2 will be headed up by Fatal Frame producer Keisuke Kikuchi. Prior to this change, Kikuchi was a senior manager at Team Ninja.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.