New boss named for Konami USA

Konami today announced a new company president, Tomohiro Uesugi, who will handle the firm's U.S. video game operations.

It's been almost two years since Konami veteran Tomoyuki Tsuboi was appointed to the role of president for Los Angeles-based Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. According to a company spokesperson, he is being "transferred back to Japan" in a shuffle that, the spokesperson added, is "fairly standard for Japanese companies."

Prior to joining Konami as an executive vice president in 2013, Uesugi worked at electronics manufacturer Sanyo, and has experience in the banking and financial sectors. He has spent the last year running internal departments at Konami in the U.S. such as HR and accounts.

"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," said Uesugi. "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 recently announced plans to release 14 new games by next year, including seven console titles this year. Its most recent release is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

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