Finally, Tomonobu Itagaki
can have a restful night of sleep in his sunglasses. The ongoing legal dispute
between the Dead or Alive
creator and former employer Tecmo, over unpaid salary and bonuses, has ended in a settlement. Itagaki announced the resolution of the dispute in a public statement
Itagaki didn't specify the terms, but we can only imagine a copy of Dead or Alive Paradise
was involved. "How could I resist?" we imagine him saying, "It's my own private paradise, in the palm of my hand!"
As for things Itagaki actually said
, the statement (per Andriasang
's translation) revealed that he's working on something new: "I cannot wait for the day when I can announce to everyone the new title that I'm currently conceiving."
Itagaki's aiming for "world class entertainment" with "a greater depth of play than before."