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    Yoshiki Okamoto

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    Yoshiki Okamoto has created some of the most popular arcade games in the industry, including Capcom titles such as Final Fight and Street Fighter II as well as Konami titles such as Time Pilot and Gyruss.

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    Yoshiki Okamoto was heavily involved in the creation of such games as Gyruss and Time Pilot, both of which set unprecedented standards in the shoot 'em up genre. Although the two titles were financially successful for his employer, Konami, there was some internal disagreements due to Okamoto being told to have created a driving game instead. This eventually caused his termination from Konami.

    Okamoto joined Capcom in 1984, where he continued to create innovative titles such as 1942, as well as hits like Gun.Smoke and Final Fight. He also played a key role in creating Street Fighter and its highly successful sequel Street Fighter II.

    Through Flagship, Okamoto proceeded to develop games for Capcom including Resident Evil. He was also involved in producing both the first and second Resident Evil movie adaptations. In 2004, he resigned from Capcom to form his own video game company, Game Republic.

    In 2005, Game Republic released Genji: Dawn of the Samurai for the PlayStation 2. A sequel, Genji: Days of the Blade was released on the PlayStation 3 in late 2006. Folklore, another PS3 title, was released in 2007. In 2010 they released Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom on PS3 and 360.


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