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Tecmo Koei Splits Team Ninja Into Two New Dev Teams

According to a new press release put out by Tecmo Koei, there are going to be some changes to the firm’s corporate structure.

Team Ninja, one of Tecmo Koei’s developers, is being split up into two new development teams: Ichigaya Development Group 1 and Ichigaya Development Group 2.

Group 1 is going to be headed by Yosuke Hayashi, the current head of Team Ninja; while Keisuke Kikuchi, currently a senior manager in Team Ninja, will be the head of Ichigaya Development Group 2.

Kotaku reports that Yosuke Hayashi will start work as the “Head of Ichigaya Development Group 1” from April 1 and his official job description will no longer speak of the words “Team Ninja”.

Team Ninja is known for its work on Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive.

Source: Kotaku