Castlevania producer Dave Cox leaves Konami after 17 years

Today is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer Dave Cox's final day at Konami, he announced on Twitter. Signed with the hashtag "#endofanera," Cox wrote the following:

"After 17 years I have decided to leave Konami to explore new opportunities. Today is my final day with the company."

In follow-up messages, Cox provided a personal highlight reel of his time at Konami, starting when he joined the company in 1997 as the UK product manager. His first project was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. He then managed some of Konami's "biggest titles," including Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Pro Evolution Soccer and Suikoden. With a Castlevania: Lords of Shadow hashtag, Cox discussed his final bow.
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"I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be given the opportunity to lead the development of a Castlevania," Cox wrote in a series of tweets. "I never imagined it would become the best selling Castlevania game in the series history either. I want to thank Konami for the opportunity and all those people who supported me and the team on our journey."

Next up for Cox is "Something I've wanted to do for a long time," he said. "Gonna take a break and then tell you all about it!" Ended with "#newchapter," of course.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.