‘Dead or Alive’ creator Tomonobu Itagaki has started a new games studio


‘Dead or Alive’ creator Tomonobu Itagaki has started a new games studio

Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki has announced the creation of a new studio, Itagaki Games.

The announcement was made on his Facebook page on January 17, where he posted a full transcript of an interview with Bloomberg. 

Towards the end of the interview, Itagaki responds to a question asking him what he has been doing recently, saying: “For the past four years, I’ve been teaching job to foster juniors, but now I feel like I want to make a game again and just establish a company for that purpose.”


There was little else revealed about the specifics of the studio, though Itagaki did say that his new studio is “not Tecmo, nor Valhalla” which are the the previous studios he had worked with for Dead or Alive and Devil’s Third respectively.

Due to the director’s long history of collaborating with Microsoft, Itagaki said that “I know Microsoft is still aggressive” and that it would be “an honor” to work with them on any upcoming games.

Itagaki is most famous for his work on the Dead or Alive series, which he worked as Producer and Director on until Dead or Alive 4, and spin off Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2.

He was also the Director of the reboot of the Ninja Gaiden series which was an Xbox exclusive in 2004. After finishing Ninja Gaiden II in 2008, Itagaki left Tecmo, and founded Valhalla studios and directed Devil’s Third which released in 2015.

Published at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:08:51 +0000

Yoru’s Teleport ability can get players killed in ‘Valorant’

Yoru, the latest operator added to Riot Games competitive FPS Valorant is victim to a bug that can see players fall through the map.

The latest issue with the ability was revealed in a video clip posted on Reddit  by user ‘amcaa’.

Breaking it down, the player uses the ability ‘Gatecrash’ to set a recall point before advancing to scope out the enemy team.


He then uses ‘Spatial Drift’ to go in invisible, to provide intel for his team. Finally, he reactivates ‘Gatecrash’ to recall, but instead of returning to the point of recall, he falls through the floor.

So if you use Yoru’s teleport JUST as it expires, it kills you from VALORANT

There are two presiding theories as to why the bug is happening. The first explains the recall point was potentially clipping with some terrain where the player couldn’t stand, causing the glitch to occur. The second claims that the ability expires, it may start to move to the ground as it fades, causing the player to teleport into the geometry of the level and glitch out.

The bug has been reported on the latest bug megathread, which Riot routinely check to catch gamebreaking issues.

Previously covered by Dextero, Yoru is already more susceptible to fall damage due to how his Gatecrash interacts with the player’s height – as the ability drags the agent towards the orb he throws out, it damages the player if they activate it to go from high ground to low ground.


Valorant has recently had an update which allows players to track online leaderboards from anywhere with web browser access, allowing players to better assess their own ranking, and the overall competitive ranks in the region.

Published at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:28:17 +0000



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