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Bayonetta director and Platinum Games co-founder Hideki Kamiya is leaving the studio

Kamiya onstage at Microsoft’s 2016 E3 press conference. | Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Hideki Kamiya, the Japanese video game director known for his work on Bayonetta, Viewtiful Joe, and The Wonderful 101, is leaving PlatinumGames. The news was first announced by the development studio on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, with Kamiya himself confirming the news via his own account shortly afterwards. He is due to officially leave Platinum on October 12th.

Although neither party gave an exact reason for Kamiya’s departure from the studio, where he currently serves as its vice president, it sounds like an amicable separation. “We are truly grateful for his creative ideas, leadership, and contribution to the growth of PlatinumGames from our start-up to this very day,” the company’s statement reads. “We believe that…

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