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Type-Moon announced on 30th August 2019 that they have created a new studio, Type-Moon Studio BB to develop new mid to large scale 3D games in collaboration with external developers and small-scale 2D games internally.

The studio is being led by Niinou Kazuya, formerly of Atlus, Image Epoch and Square Enix, who had previously served as director of Trauma Center: Under the Knife, Etrian Odyssey, 7th Dragon, and both Dragon Quest Builders games. He was also assistant director for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

This is not his first time working with Type-Moon, having been producer of Fate/EXTRA while with Image Epoch.

Takeuchi Takashi and Nasu Kinoko, in addition to other creators, will also be involved with Studio BB.

In a message on the studio’s newly-opened website, Takeuchi Takashi writes that he first met Niinou about a decade ago when he was handed the proposal for Fate/EXTRA, which he says left a lasting impact on him that he even now cannot forget. He says that the proposal was a love letter, challenge, and invitation to adventure directed at Nasu and Type-Moon, and that Niinou is an adventurer who brought about revolution to Type-Moon. Takeuchi says that a new Type-Moon will begin with Niinou, and that he is excited.

In another message, Nasu Kinoko writes that Niinou’s games have always been filled with surprises and new discoveries, and that those are the sort of games that Nasu has always loved, and that he feels that he has finally caught up with the dreams he had as a child.

Also see: Fate/Grand Order 4th Anniversary Interview – Nasu Kinoko Discusses FGO’s Origins and Future 

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