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|The following name, Inaba Atsushi, is a Japanese name, which has "Inaba" as the family name and "Atsushi" as the given name.|
Atsushi Inaba at the Games Convention 2004 in Germany
|Born||August 28, 1971 (age 39)|
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
|Occupation||Video game producer|
|Title||Executive director and producer at Platinum Games|
Before joining Capcom, Inaba worked for Irem, specifically working on R-Type Leo. From there he joined Nazca and then SNK, where he did programming work on Samurai Shodown. After reading a want ad for Capcom in Famitsu magazine, Inaba joined the company in 1998 with hopes of working on the next Resident Evil game. He ended up working on Hideki Kamiya's Devil May Cry, and later produced games in the Ace Attorney and Steel Battalion series. Inaba, Kamiya, and Shinji Mikami, as well as other Capcom employees, began working at the company's new second-party developer Clover Studio in April 2004. Inaba acted as the team's producer and CEO, which managed to produce a few titles, including the critically-acclaimed Ōkami, before being officially closed by Capcom in early 2007.
After Clover Studio was dissolved, Atsushi began heading developer Seeds, Inc. which later became Platinum Games. The company features many former key members of Clover. In May 2008, Platinum Games announced a four game deal with Sega. The games involved in the development and publishing deal include Bayonetta, a "stylish action game" for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 directed by Hideki Kamiya and featuring "a witch battling angels", a science-fiction RPG for the Nintendo DS called Infinite Space, and MadWorld, an "ultra ultra violent" action game for the Wii with black and white Sin City-inspired graphics.
Inaba has been ranked number 49 on IGN's Top 100 Game Creators of All Time.
- Bomberman World - (1992, Arcade)
- R-Type Leo - (1992, Arcade)
- Samurai Shodown - (1993, Arcade)
- Resident Evil Code: Veronica/Biohazard Code: Veronica Complete Edition - (2001, Dreamcast)
- Devil May Cry - (2001, PlayStation 2)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - (2001, Game Boy Advance)
- Granbo - (2001, Game Boy Advance)
- Black Black - (2002, Game Boy Advance)
- Steel Battallion - (2002, Xbox)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All - (2002, Game Boy Advance)
- Viewtiful Joe - (2003, GameCube)
- Steel Battalion: Line of Contact - (2004, Xbox)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations - (2004, Game Boy Advance)
- Viewtiful Joe 2 - (2004, GameCube/PlayStation 2)
- Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble - (2005, GameCube/2006, PlayStation Portable)
- Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble! - (2005, Nintendo DS)
- Ōkami - (2006, PlayStation 2)
- God Hand - (2006, PlayStation 2)
- MadWorld - (2009, Wii)
- Infinite Space - (2009, Nintendo DS)
- Vanquish - (2010, PlayStation 3/Xbox 360)
- Bayonetta - (2010, PlayStation3/Xbox 360)
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - (2013, PlayStation3/Xbox 360)
- The Animal lover's rabbit is named after Inaba.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Atsushi Inaba « PlatinumGames Inc.". Platinum Games. http://platinumgames.com/about/key-members/atsushi-inaba/. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sheffield, Brandon (October 23, 2006). "Capcom & Clover, Over and Over: Former Clover Head Atsushi Inaba on a Post-Capcom World". Gamasutra. http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20061023/sheffield_01.shtml. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ↑ Fudge, James (April 21, 2004). "Capcom Announces Clover Studio". GameSpy. http://www.gamespy.com/articles/508/508188p1.html. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- ↑ Miekle, James (January 30, 2008). "Clover Blossoms: Atsushi Inaba Interview". 1UP.com. http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3165732. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- ↑ Sinclair, Brendan (February 14, 2007). "Clover vets reunite, form Seeds". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6165955.html. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- ↑ French, Michael (May 12, 2008). "Sega signs up Platinums trio". Develop. http://www.developmag.com/news/29789/Sega-signs-up-Platinums-trio. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- ↑ "IGN - 49. Atsushi Inaba". IGN. http://games.ign.com/top-100-game-creators/49.html. Retrieved 2009-04-04.