Hideo Yoshizawa

The creator of Ninja Gaiden brings his stories about making Legend of the Ninja Dragon Sword, Mr Driller and Klonoa. We believe he's going to keep any statues at home for everyone's safety.

Hideo Yoshizawa began his career as a game creator at Tecmo, where he directed the original Ninja Gaiden for the NES. The president of Tecmo had tasked him with creating a game featuring ninjas, but aimed at the American market. Thanks to Yoshizawa's keen sense of gameplay design, Ninja Gaiden was a hit. Later in his career, Yoshizawa ended up directing the Mr. Driller and Klonoa series for Namco. He is now a freelancer and working on multiple projects for different companies.