Earlier today IGN reported that one of the producers on the original Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi, has left Konami as of Saturday, March 15th. But fear not, as Igarashi intends to open a new game development studio and focus on creating games more in tune with his past efforts -
“I’ve decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make—the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well,” Igarashi told IGN. “Leaving Konami was a big decision, and not one I took lightly—I’ve spent my entire career there, made many friends, and had a lot of great opportunities—but I hope all the gamers and fans who have supported me in the past will join me in being excited about what comes next. Wish me luck!”
Its going to be interesting to see what develops from his departure.