Game development pioneer Yu Suzuki has joined Tokyo-based Premium Agency as executive game producer, the group has announced.
The industry veteran Suzuki will advise on a number of social and mobile projects, but also will oversee games for living-room devices.
Premium Agency has said Suzuki will advise on a new, as yet unknown, fighting game for Kinect.
The impact this new role has on Suzuki’s relationship with Sega is unknown. Develop has contacted Sega for comment.
“I’ve been [interested in] the idea of integration of technology and entertainment faithfully as a game producer," Suzuki-san said.
He spoke of joining Pemium Agency’s "pioneer spirit”, as well as delivering games with global appeal.
Premium Agency is a relatively unknown entity in western game development. The group builds games as well as CG animations, and had previously worked with the Naruto IP.
Yu Suzuki, a widely-revered pioneer in arcade game development, has been central to numerous games such as Hang-on, Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner, Virtua Fighter and the Shenmue duo.