Yu Suzuki, the man behind Shenmue, Space Harrier, Out-Run and Virtua Fighter has joined Tokyo-based Premium Agency as advisor and executive game producer.
The industry veteran and key Sega figure will offer his expertise in the development of new fighting games for Xbox 360 Kinect, as well as social games for mobiles.
Suzuki-san said, "I’ve been looking for the idea of "integration of the technology and entertainment faithfully as a producer and game creator." He went on to talk about Premium Agency’s "pioneer spirit" and the development of games for worldwide markets.
Premium Agency develops video games and CG animation films, specialising in 3DCG and working on games based on the NARUTO anime.Things are looking up for Kinect with Yu Suzuki on board. Fingers crossed for more Shenmue.
Developers: Premium Agency
Platforms: Xbox 360
Events: E3 Expo 2011