Posts Tagged ‘Level 5’

Yasumi Matsuno Leaves Level 5

Acclaimed designer Yasumi Matsuno has parted ways with studio Level 5, as he announced on twitter like all the cool kids seem to be doing today. Having joined the studio just sixteen months ago, Matsuno commented that “With my work done on the domestic and overseas version of my latest 3DSWare game (Guild 01: Crimson Shroud) it was good timing for me to step down and take a short break in order to recharge for my next project. My deepest thanks to everyone at Level-5 and everyone playing our games for your continued support.”

Matsuno gave no details about the upcoming project, tweeting only that “sorry, it’s a secret.” Friendly reminder: Matsuno is the brains behind Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre, directed Final Fantasy Tactics, and produced/directed Vagrant Story.

Source: Eurogamer

Yasumi Matsuno Signs On With Level 5

Coming from Famitsu is the news that Yasumi Matsuno, the creative brains behind Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics (among others), has been hired by Level 5. Akihiro Hino, the company’s founder and president, personally invited the former Square Enix designer, and Hino commented that “it won’t take two years or so for the next Matsuno project to come out.” No specific remarks were made about any titles in development.

Source: 1UP