Atlus' North American subsidiary, has stepped down. Suzuki will be succeeded by Naoto Hiraoka, current head of consumer business at parent company Index Corporation, though Suzuki will remain on board in an advisory role until October. No specific reason was given concerning Suzuki's departure.
Suzuki's tenure as CEO and president was earmarked by the releases of some of Atlus' most well known games, such as Trauma Center, Persona 4, Catherine and Demon's Souls. While his gradual departure from the company is explained away as a synergistic way to transfer leadership, we suspect the actual reason is that Suzuki will first have to navigate an infinite tower of trap-riddled cubes, all while confronting his inner fears and limitations.