Ghostwire Tokyo Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura leaves Tango Gameworks
From The Evil Within to the upcoming Ghostwire Tokyo, Ikumi Nakamura has been with Tango Gameworks. Now, she's announced that she is leaving.
What you need to know
- Ikumi Nakamura has worked at Tango Gameworks, a studio that is part of Bethesda Softworks, for several years.
- Over her career, she's worked as Lead Concept Artist on games like The Evil Within
- She was announced as the Creative Director for Ghostwire Tokyo at E3 2019.
- Today, Ikumi revealed on Twitter that she was leaving Tango Gameworks.
Ikumi Nakamura, Creative Director of Ghostwire Tokyo at Tango Gameworks, announced today on Twitter that she is leaving the studio. Ghostwire Tokyo was announced at E3 2019, with a mysterious reveal trailer. While it wasn't clear exactly what it would be, it clearly featured paranormal aspects and is without doubt a horror game. In Nakamura's own words "It's spooky." It is not clear at this time who will be taking on the role of Creative Director for Ghostwire Tokyo. You can read Nakamura's announcement on Twitter below:
After 9 years as Creative director & Art Director at Tango and Zenimax - I felt here is one of ends of the journeys . I learned from the talented people I've worked with and I respect. 🙏😊 Contact me if anyone wants to work with me! → https://t.co/4VKLdY2ejl pic.twitter.com/Hbsuta3RgoAfter 9 years as Creative director & Art Director at Tango and Zenimax - I felt here is one of ends of the journeys . I learned from the talented people I've worked with and I respect. 🙏😊 Contact me if anyone wants to work with me! → https://t.co/4VKLdY2ejl pic.twitter.com/Hbsuta3Rgo— Ikumi Nakamura 🪐@unseentokyo (@nakamura193) September 4, 2019September 4, 2019
Nakamura has worked on several games over her career, doing concept art for Bayonetta before joining Tango Gameworks (a part of Bethesda Softworks under ZeniMax) and studying under the founder of the studio, Shinji Mikami. She then worked as the Lead Concept Artist on The Evil Within and The Evil Within 2. Ghostwire Tokyo was to be her first game as Creative Director.
At E3 2019, her energetic presentation and talk about the game made her social presence online blow up - in the span of a couple of months since E3 2019, her Twitter account went from a handful of followers to over 173,000 at the moment. We'd like to wish Nakamura the very best and good luck wherever she goes. We're very interested in what she ends up doing next.
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