It looks like the departure
of Tomonobu Itagaki
from Tecmo is doing more than upsetting fans of Ninja Gaiden
and Dead or Alive.
It seems as though Itagaki's exit has worried Tecmo stockholders on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well. According to GameSpot
, shares in the company fell sharply on Wednesday upon the news. Upon closing on Tuesday, Tecmo's shares stood at ¥1,102 ($10.40). Shares fell to ¥985 ($9.30) upon opening Wednesday. The stock rose and fell throughout the day today, closing at ¥982 ($9.27). Ouch.
It will be interesting to see if this trend continues without Itagaki at the helm of Team Ninja.