Emily Rogers, investigative sleuth and journalist, is reporting that Steve Okimoto is leaving Nintendo of America. Okimoto was Senior Manager of Developer Relations at NoA and has worked at the company since 1991. Rogers concludes that Nintendo of America’s third party relations team will be shaken up, which could be a good thing. Steve Okimoto was in charge of third party relations during the GameCube and Wii years. Rogers reports that he was the manager of third party relations during the current Wii U era.
Headstrong Games, an independent video game development studio that worked on numerous titles, including The House of the Dead: Overkill, Battalion Wars 2 and New Art Academy, is working on an unannounced project for Nintendo’s new Wii U console, based on the Linkedin profile of Jo Tunstill, Associate Producer at Headstrong Games. While we don’t exactly know what the developer is working on, perhaps it’s bringing a survival horror game to Wii U, which may be what the Official Nintendo Magazine teased last week.
The Linkedin profile of Chris Slater, Technical Project Manager at Tantalus Media, has revealed that the development studio is currently busy bringing a AAA Square Enix game to the Wii U. The profile doesn’t really give any hints regarding which Square Enix game will come to the platform, but speculation suggests that it could be the Tomb Raider reboot, or the popular Sleeping Dogs.
Based on the LinkedIn profile of a WayForward Technologies Games Directer, the studio is developing an undisclosed multiplatform game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. We already know two games that WayForward is bringing to Nintendo’s upcoming console – Mighty Switch Force HD and a Shantae title.