Junichi Masuda leaves Game Freak and is named chief creative officer of The Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company has appointed Junichi Masuda as its main creative partner starting June 1, the company announced. Masuda also resigned from his position as managing director of Game Freak, the company he created. Pokemonto May 31.

One of the founding members of Game Freak, Masuda participated in the development of pokemon red version Y green version of pokemonand supported the development of Pokemon Game series for many years.

In The Pokemon Company, Masuda will use his deep knowledge of the Pokemon brand to develop new services and products.

“I have served as director of the Pokemon video game series, beginning with Pokémon Ruby Version Y pokemon sapphire versionuntil pokemon x Y pokemon yand was involved in the development of many video games, including Pokémon GO”, Masuda said in a press release. “I would like to express my sincere thanks to all Pokemon fans.”

Masuda continued, “In the future, I hope to push the boundaries of video games by trying to bring more surprises, fun and excitement to people all over the world, while doing my best to connect people, widen the circle of ‘game’ and help us create a richer world to share in. I appreciate your continued support in my new role.”

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