Blood transferred Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa will be working on a new project with Team Ninja. The collaboration was announced by the former president of SIE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida tweeted a picture a meeting between Yamagiwa, Fumihiko Yasuda of Team Ninja and himself in the studio of Team Ninja.
Team Ninja is currently working on Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, although it is unlikely to be the only project running at the developer. Earlier this year they said they weren’t working on a new episode for that Ninja Gaiden Franchise, there were still plans for a sequel, too Nioh 2, so the project the trio is working on is currently unknown. Team Ninja later confirmed the collaboration with their own tweet, which also contained relatively few details:
Team NINJA に Bloodborne 、 TOKYO JUNGLE な ど を 開 発 し て た 山 際@giwamasa https://t.co/ClCyOYeR0b
– Team NINJA (@TeamNINJAStudio) October 8, 2021
Yamagiwa is best known for producing projects like FromSoftware Blood transferred and Déraciné, as well as Tokyo jungle from Sony’s former Japan Studio. He has also worked on several Sonic the Hedgehog Games included Sonic Advance, Sonic Rush and Sound: Unleashed. The producer announced its departure from Sony Interactive Studios back in February and promised to stay in the industry. This is the first time we’ve heard of his future plans and we will definitely let you know as soon as we learn more about the collaboration.
His departure from Sony was one of many high profile resignations after the restructuring of Japan Studo and the subsequent merger to form Team Asobi. Blood transferred and Demon Souls Remake Producer Teruyuki Toriyama left in late December 2020 to start his own company. silent Hill Creator Keiichiro Toyama also left Sony and entered the Bokeh Game Studio with Kazunobu Sato and Junya Okura. Masami Yamamoto, Ryo Sogabe, Shunsuke Saito, Kentaro Motomura and Gavin Moore also all left on or before March 31, the day before the studio restructuring began.