Some pretty cool news this week as Bandai Namco has promoted Katsuhiro Harada to the role of General Producer over the company’s major IP’s. It’s one hell of an earned promotion as Jarada has been the keystone to making Tekken what it is today. His job will include overseeing a number of major titles under the brand including Ace Combat, SoulCalibur, Dark Souls, and the Tales Of series, not to mention still having a say on the esports front. Because of this, Michael Murray was promoted to take over Harada’s old gig, as we assume he’s now hard at work on both Tekken 7’s esports system and most likely planning what they plan to do with Tekken 8. Both men tweeted about their promotions.
I’m the general manager of develop & produce of Bandai Namco original titles from this term (ex: TEKKEN, Ace Combat, Tales of, Dark Soul, Soul Calibur, etc..). I’ll also continue with eSports' strategy leader.
Sometimes I might Tweet something unrelated to TEKKEN, but forgive me.
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) May 9, 2019
Woke up this morning and reached 10,000 followers! Also, officially from April I am the main producer on the Tekken franchise (including Japan, merchandising, everything related to the IP) so I look forward to further interactions with you all :)
— Michael Murray (@mykeryu) May 10, 2019