Team Ninja has confirmed that it has welcomed a new recruit in the shape of Masaaki Yamagiwa, the producer behind PS4’s critically acclaimed Bloodborne.
In addition to his work on Bloodborne, Yamagiwa-san also worked on the likes of Deracine and Tokyo Jungle, before departing SIE Japan Studio in February 2021.
He was among many individuals who left Sony’s Japanese team earlier in the year, ahead of the format holder’s decision to effectively close the outfit, with just Team Asobi left in its wake.
Yamagiwa’s new position at Team Ninja was outed when Shuehi Yoshida tweet about a night out with the Bloodborne producer and Nioh series director, Fumihiko Yasuda.
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Among the talent to depart SIE Japan Studio in the past 10 months also includes the creator behind Silent Hill, Keichiiro Toyama, who has now formed his own studio.