The Real Reason The Dead Or Alive Director Left Koei Tecmo

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Dead or Alive Director Yohei Shimbori Leaves Koei Tecmo


William D'Angelo

, posted on 01 April 2021 / 963 Views

Dead or Alive director Yohei Shimbori via Twitter announced he has left Koei Tecmo.

"As of today, I have left Koei Tecmo Games," Shimbori said in a Tweet translated by Gematsu. "I worked on Dead or Alive for 16 years, and while there were times I was pleased, there were also times I was unable to live up to expectations. I would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude to the many people who have supported and taken care of me. Thank you very much."

Here is the list of games he has worked on while working on Koei Tecmo:

  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (2004) – Planner

  • Dead or Alive 4 (2005) – Game Designer

  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (2006) – Game Designer

  • Dead or Alive Paradise (2010) – Director

  • Dead or Alive Dimensions (2011) – Director

  • Dead or Alive 5 (2012) – Director

  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) – Director

  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015) – Director

  • Dead or Alive 6 (2019) – Producer and Director

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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