Neo_G (Hidetoshi Ishizawa) leaves Capcom and joins SNK

Apr 15, 2010
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Seasoned Capcom FG dev now at SNKPlaymore

The name Hidetoshi Ishizawa might not readily ring a bell to old-school fighting game players, but his nickname Neo_G should bring memories back from the old staff rolls in the Darkstalker and Street Fighter Alpha franchises amongst other classic brawlers. He's been with Capcom since joining them in 1995 and even stuck with them through the darkest ages of fighting games to make Capcom Fighting Evolution, and in more recent years worked on Tatsunoko vs Capcom and also the Marvel Vs Capcom 3 series.

And now, he's a part of SNKPlaymore.

The seasoned fighting game developer announced today via Social Networks that he has shifted companies from Capcom to the developer of the King Of Fighters series.

From a quick glance on Facebook, Ishizawa left Capcom on January, and it seems that he is most likely working on KOF14 at the current time.
He has quite the resume:


Production
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Battle Director)
Capcom Fighting Evolution (Producer)

Design
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Battle System Designer)
Devil May Cry 4 (2008) (Planning)
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars (Planning Directors)
Capcom Fighting Evolution (Planner)
Jojo no Kimyō na Bōken: Ōgon no ... (Planning)
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium (Planner )
Capcom vs. SNK (Planner)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Planner)
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Director)
Street Fighter III: Double Impact (Planner)
Darkstalkers 3 (Planner)
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact - Giant Attack (Planning)
Street Fighter III: New Generation (Planner)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Planner)
 
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Holy shit, what's going on at Capcom?
They're moving into service games, and given Street Fighter V's performance, aren't likely to be launching very many fighting games going forward.

If you're a fighting game developer who wants to keep making fighting games beyond updating Street Fighter V, it's probably time to move jobs.
 
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Director of 3S? Goddamn, nice get by SNK. Can't believe how much I'm looking forward to KOF XIV, looks better with each trailer.
 
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They're moving into service games, and given Street Fighter V's performance, aren't likely to be launching very many fighting games going forward.

If you're a fighting game developer who wants to keep making fighting games beyond updating Street Fighter V, it's probably time to move jobs.
This is the most logical explanation.

SNK needs now a big name attached to GGPO, otherwise all this will be in vain.
 

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They're moving into service games, and given Street Fighter V's performance, aren't likely to be launching very many fighting games going forward.

If you're a fighting game developer who wants to keep making fighting games beyond updating Street Fighter V, it's probably time to move jobs.
Requiescat in pace, Marvel. :( We never got a PC version of ye. :(
 
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They're moving into service games, and given Street Fighter V's performance, aren't likely to be launching very many fighting games going forward.

If you're a fighting game developer who wants to keep making fighting games beyond updating Street Fighter V, it's probably time to move jobs.
Almost sounds like the reason that Inafune and the other guys left, Capcom only wants people on the big franchises.

Re-releasing old ass games and a disappointing SFV release.
It's a Japanese developer not named Nintendo. It's either pachinko or waifu simulator these days.
Such a shame :(
 
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They're moving into service games, and given Street Fighter V's performance, aren't likely to be launching very many fighting games going forward.

If you're a fighting game developer who wants to keep making fighting games beyond updating Street Fighter V, it's probably time to move jobs.
That's a bit premature thinking, SFV will have legs with constant support this console generation. If anything, Capcom will learn from their mistakes for future fighting games and similar models.