Dark Souls creator appointed From Software president

From Software has crowned a new company president in the form of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls mastermind, Hidetaka Miyazaki.

The news comes on the heels of From Software’s acquisition by Kadokawa Shoten, a Japanese publisher who has collaborated extensively with Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda.

Having joined the developer in 2004, Miyazaki-san and his team achieved critical and gamer acclaim with the brutal action-RPG and its spiritual successor in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

However, the follow-up to Dark Souls was instead handled by Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura, with Miyazaki-san instead taking on the role of supervisor.

Elsewhere, the producer behind Demon’s Souls, Masanori Takeuchi, has been promoted to Senior Managing Director.

Read our review of Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 2 via the links provided.

via Gamasutra translation