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Junichi Masuda no longer the Managing Director at Game Freak, has Fellow role at TPC

The Pok√©mon Company has announced that Junichi Masuda is no longer the Managing Director at Game Freak. He will now serve as the  Chief Creative Fellow at The Pok√©mon Company overseeing all things Pok√©mon. 

Junichi Masuda has been at Game Freak from the beginning, from Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y he was the director of the games. But his work on the first games, including the soundtracks are where he started. 

Masuda had this message in a press release for fans 

I have served as the director of the Pok√©mon video game series, starting with ‚ÄúPok√©mon Ruby Version and Pok√©mon Sapphire Version‚ÄĚ up until ‚ÄúPok√©mon X and Pok√©mon Y,‚ÄĚ and was involved in the development of many video games, including Pok√©mon GO. I would like to express my heart-felt thanks to all Pok√©mon fans.

Going forward, I hope to transcend the boundaries of video games by trying to offer greater surprises, fun and excitement to people all over the world, while doing my utmost to connect people, expand the circle of ‚Äúplay‚ÄĚ and to help bring about a richer world for us to share. I appreciate your continued support in my new role.

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