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PlatinumGames hires Nintendo veteran, indicating ‘big change’

PlatinumGames hires Nintendo veteran, indicating 'big change'
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PlatinumGames, known for its work on the likes BayonettaAnd the Wonder 101And the astral seriesNintendo’s Takao Yamani has hired veteran Nintendo in a move said to be a “significant change” for the company in the future. Yamani will join PlatinumGames as Vice President and Business Director.

News comes across Famitsu (Thanks, silicone), stressing that more information will be shared in an upcoming interview. Prior to joining PlatinumGames, Takao Yamane had a 27-year career at Nintendo, during which time he held several high-profile positions, including Vice President of Nintendo France and Managing Director of Sales for Nintendo of Europe.

As Famitsu has raised, PlatinumGames hopes that Yaname can help current President Atsushi Inaba and Vice President Hideki Kamiya help the company realize its lofty ambitions. In fact, although it boasts a number of critically acclaimed games, it has also brought out commercial and critical disappointments such as fall of Babylon And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.

Recently, PlatinumGames and Nintendo confirmed Bayonetta 3 release date, with the game launching exclusively on Switch on October 28. In addition to, The game will feature a “naive angel mode” to block out the more “nasty” aspects. From the visuals, most likely to reduce embarrassment in a family environment and make streaming online easier.

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