Former Marvelous Entertainment men Yasuhiro Wada and Yoshiro Kimura, while not necessarily such familiar names, have both been behind titles beloved everywhere: Wada-san is credited with creating the Harvest Moon series, with Kimura-san's most notable credit being monarchic masterpiece Little King's Story. Now the three Japanese titans have joined forces, Messrs Wada and Kimura joining Grasshopper, Famitsu reveals.
Wada-san becomes the company's chief operating officer, with Kimura-san taking up a role as chief creative officer; Suda-san remains the company's CEO, and he's clearly thrilled at the dual appointment.
Having these two people join Grasshopper will make us a more sturdily-organized company, and it'll improve our development, technical, and release skills.
Wada and Kimura's years of experience will hopefully help Grasshopper to forge ever onward as a developer of quirky, quality titles.