Dead or Alive series director Yohei Shimbori leaves Koei Tecmo

Director on the series since Dead or Alive Paradise.

Yohei Shimbori

Yohei Shimbori has left Koei Tecmo, he announced.

“As of today, I have left Koei Tecmo Games,” Shimbori said in a tweet. “I worked on Dead or Alive for 16 years, and while there were times I was pleased, there were also times I was unable to live up to expectations. I would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude to the many people who have supported and taken care of me. Thank you very much.”

Shimbori’s credits on the Dead or Alive series are as follows:

  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (2004) – Planner
  • Dead or Alive 4 (2005) – Game Designer
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (2006) – Game Designer
  • Dead or Alive Paradise (2010) – Director
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions (2011) – Director
  • Dead or Alive 5 (2012) – Director
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) – Director
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015) – Director
  • Dead or Alive 6 (2019) – Producer and Director

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