Mega Man Star Force, Ace Attorney Designer Shinsuke Kodama Leaves Capcom

Mega Man Star Force, Ace Attorney Designer Shinsuke Kodama Leaves Capcom

Shinsuke Kodama, one of the key developers behind the Ryusei no Rockman series, announced his departure from Capcom on Twitter.

Shinsuke Kodama, one of the main designer on the Ryusei no Rockman series (Mega Man Star Force), and the Gyakuten series (Ace Attorney) announced on Twitter his departure from Capcom:

Shinsuke Kodama: “It’s been a while, everyone, it’s Kodama, I’m still alive! I left Capcom when February ended, for new challenges. I’ll keep supporting the Gyakuten series from outside, as a fan. For now, I’ll keep sporadically tweeting about cats, curry and official information released on the Gyakuten Series.”

Shinsuke Kodama was one of the main designers on Ryusei no Rockman. He participated in the scenario writing of Ryusei no Rockman 2 and Ryusei no Rockman 3. The character Legend Master Shin appearing in the series was also modeled after him. Kodama Town, the hometown of Ryusei no Rockman protagonist Subaru, was also named after him. He cosplayed the character at IRL events as well. Kodama mentioned all that in another tweet and thanked Capcom for these wonderful experiences:

Shinsuke Kodama was also the lead planner and in the management team for Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken. He was also a game designer on Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and the director of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy compilation. Kodama was a great support to Shu Takumi, the main creator of the Gyakuten series.

Back in December 2019, another developer of Dai Gyakuten Saiban, Shintaro Kojima, announced his departure from Capcom. Ryota Niitsuma, who worked on multiple Capcom crossovers such as Project X Zone, Marvel Vs Capcom, and Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, left the studio as well in February.

We’re nearing April, the start of the new fiscal year, meaning we’ll hear more and more about departures from Japanese game studios. April is when most Japanese companies recruit and shuffle their staff.