Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda pulled a Mr. Hudsucker
(minus the dying) and has left the company citing personal reasons. GI.biz
reports his sword will be taken up by chairman of the board Yahuharu Kakihara as of Sept. 1.
Yasuda's personal reasons for leaving Tecmo
might have something to do with the lawsuit
brought by Ninja Gaiden's
leather aficionado developer, Tomonobu Itagaki
. Tecmo took a hit to its stock
following Itagaki's departure
(and subsequent fallout
), so this changing of the guard might be a sign that the company is ready to clean up the mess and move on.