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Konami announces new USA president

Tomohiro Uesugi new leader of Los-Angeles based company

Konami has announced its new president for the company's United States branch.

Former Konami executive vice president Tomohiro Uesugi will now lead the company's US operations, with current imcumbent Tomoyuki Tsuboi returning to Japan.


Uesugi said he's proud to take the lead for the company's Los Angeles-based operations.

"I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the head of our talented and passionate employees, and I have a deep respect for our community of fans," he said in a statement.

"We will focus on our talent and iconic brands as we continue to provide innovative products for even deeper and more enjoyable experiences to our customers."

Konami's most recent title, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, released last month to mixed reviews, with CVG's Matthew Castle calling it "a hefty slurp of bloodied bombast, tainted by misguided attempt to please everyone."

Konami's next major title will release later this month in the form of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which has attracted controversy due to its short play time.