The news was enough to rattle the mouths of gamers seeking original experiences: despite all common sense, Sony let go of the developers at Japan Studio, including Masami Yamamoto, a famous veteran in the middle. Fortunately, those interested seem to have managed to recover even faster than expected.
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With the announcement of Yamamoto’s departure officially announced just a few days ago, the hairiest of our writers on the border were hoping to see the former producer of Tenchu: Stealth Assassins capable of getting his bump on Bloodborne or even Soul Sacrifice to roll brand new studio. Bokeh. It is not so.
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Indeed, like his ex-colleague Keiichiro Toyama, Yamamoto set up his own structure: EPIGRAsm, a new unit that the interested party would have liked to have announced on a different date on the Gregorian calendar:
I’m sorry for the April Fool’s joke, but I got Epigram Co., Ltd. yesterday March 31st. founded. I really enjoyed living what I like and from now on I want to enjoy the principle of “living with my favorite people”. I will continue to do my best in a variety of ways, such as game production! pic.twitter.com/U8J17Yourk
– Masami Yamamoto @EPIGRAsm (@camp_masami) April 1, 2021
I apologize if this looks like an April Fool’s joke, but I started EPIGRAsm Studio on March 31st
We can bet we will soon find Father Yamamoto at the helm of a new license in the hopes that that call for air will enable Japan Studio’s former talents (and there are many of them) to join him. In the meantime, we have to be content with a color logo, and a name that only the Japanese have.