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Hideki Kamiya, Creator of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry Leaves Platinum Games
Kamiya will leave Platinum Games, the game studio he co-founded starting October 12th
On Monday, game developer Platinum Games and its co-founder, Hideki Kamiya, who serves as a game designer and director, jointly announced Kamiya's departure from Platinum Games, scheduled for October 12th. Kamiya conveyed that this decision had been a weighty one for him. Still, after thorough contemplation, he concluded that it was the most favorable path for him.
In the year 2006, Kamiya was among the co-founders of Seeds, a venture that eventually transformed into Platinum Games. He embarked on this journey alongside his counterparts from CAPCOM and Clover Studios, Shinji Mikami and Atsushi Inaba. (Mikami subsequently established Tango Gameworks in 2010 and disclosed his impending departure in February.) During his tenure at Platinum Games, Kamiya assumed the director role for the highly esteemed Bayonetta action game. He also served as the supervising director and contributed as a story writer for the game's two sequels. Moreover, Kamiya directed The Wonderful 101 game.
Kamiya's voyage in the gaming industry began in 2004 when he joined CAPCOM. During his stint there, he played a pivotal role in developing renowned titles such as Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry. The latter title became a cornerstone in the action genre and left a lasting imprint on his subsequent work on Bayonetta. Additionally, during his tenure at CAPCOM's Clover Studios subsidiary, he directed Viewtiful Joe and its sequel, Viewtiful Joe 2. One of his notable directorial achievements was the action game Ōkami.