Turns out Tomonobu Itagaki
's imminent lawsuit might not be Tecmo's biggest problem after all. Within two days of the Ninja Gaiden
developer's abrupt resignation from the company
, Tecmo shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped rapidly.
Assurances that Team Ninja would remain (largely) intact
apparently did not appease the stockholders. Shares dropped over 10% from Tuesday's closing of ¥1,102 (USD 10.40), to today's closing of ¥982 (USD 9.30). Not a good start to the company's new Itagaki-less lifestyle, to be sure.