Tatsuya Minami

The head of Japanese studio PlatinumGames has stepped down, according to a report by GamesBusiness.jp.

CEO Tatsuya Minami resigned at the end of March and has been replaced by Kenichi Sato. As part of the reshuffle, Seigo Tabira and Atsushi Inaba join the management as company directors.

Minami began his career back in 1987 with Capcom, and worked on some of the company's most beloved titles, including Resident Evil, Mega Man Legends and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. He left to establish ODDS in 2006, which subsequently merged with SEEDS to create PlatinumGames, which turns 10 this year.

PlatinumGames' most recent project is Star Fox Zero, which launches on the Wii U this week. The company previously produced Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 for the console.

[source gematsu.com]