Yasumi Matsuno is behind a bunch of Squaresoft’s hits like Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics. He left during Final Fantasy XII’s development cycle, but rejoined Square Enix to supervise the PSP remake of Tactics Ogre.
Matsuno joined Level-5 in June 2011 and his first game there was Crimson Shroud, which was part of Guild 01. Make that his only game with Level-5.
"I’d like to formally announce my departure from Level-5, effective last month. With my work done on the domestic and overseas version of my latest 3DSWare game, it was good timing for me to step down and take a short break in order to recharge for my next project. My deepest thanks to everyone at Level-5 and everyone playing our games for your continued support," Matsuno tweeted. Crimson Shroud will be released in North America and Europe with an English translation done by Alexander O. Smith.
What’s Matsuno doing now? It’s a secret!