It was made public yesterday by Bandai Namco that Masaya Nakamura had deceased. Without his guidance and vision for Namco, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the greatest fighting game series of all time.
We are very sad to hear of this news and we hope the best for his family and friends. The legend will never die.
If you wish to read more about Masaya Nakamura, then here is a link to his Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaya_Nakamura_(Namco)
As a 3P partner Namco has been a big part of Nintendo's history, thanks in large part to Masaya Nakamura. He changed gaming for the better.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 30, 2017
RIP Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco. He passed away last week. Thank you for your vision & contribution to gaming.— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) January 30, 2017
I'm in deep mourning.— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) January 30, 2017
He has been like a father to me.
Rest in peace.https://t.co/zDaNBKfEBx
We’re game creators, but we started out as fans. None of us would be here without the father of Pac-Man. Rest in peace #MasayaNakamura.— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) January 30, 2017