Disgaea creator Sohei Niikawa resigns from Nippon Ichi Software

Nippon Ichi Software has published a new press release, stating that the Disgaea series creator Sohei Niikawa has resigned from being the company's president and representative director of the board member. Niikawa was only cited to have some personal circumstances as his reason for leaving the positions.

Nippon Ichi has received and accepted Niikawa's resignation. The company's founder and current chairman, Koichi Kitazumi, will now also assume the president and representative director positions. The company also clarified that they still have enough board members even after Niikawa has resigned.

Sohei Niikawa is best known for creating the Disgaea series. He was not only the producer of the first Disgaea game that came out for PlayStation 2 in 2003; he also wrote the original Japanese scripts for the story and the lyrics for all of the game's theme songs. Niikawa was also the head of development for the series' latest sequel, Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, which is now available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Even though Sohei Niikawa is no longer with Nippon Ichi Software, his ties with the company group still have not been severed. At the end of the press release, it is revealed that Niikawa plans to sign a consulting contract with NIS America.