Dead or Alive collection director Yohei Shimbori introduced that he resigned from Koei Tecmo Games. The information got here from Shimbori’s private Twitter account on March 31, 2021. Shimbori labored on Dead or Alive for over 16 years and served as Director of the mainline preventing sport collection since Dead or Alive Dimensions.

We have translated Yohei Shimbori’s full assertion beneath.

I’ve an announcement.
As of at present, I’ve resigned from Koei Tecmo Games. I’ve been concerned with DOA for about 16 years. While there have been occasions when others have been happy [with my work], there have additionally been occasions when I’ve not been capable of meet expectations. I wish to take this chance to specific my sincerest gratitude to the many individuals who’ve supported and helped me through the years.
Thank you very a lot.

Outside of the Xtreme collection, Shimbori served as Director on the vast majority of Dead or Alive‘s mainline entries over the previous decade. He directed Dead or Alive Dimensions, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and Last Round, and Dead or Alive 6. As a part of Team Ninja, Shimbori labored his manner up the ladder at Koei Tecmo from his beginnings as a tester and planner on Dead or Alive Ultimate.

Shimbori didn’t announce his subsequent profession transfer. However, followers can try his newest sport, Dead or Alive 6, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.