Mitsuhiro Yoshida, The Developer Of The Video Game River City Ransom, Has Died

Mitsuhiro Yoshida, The Developer Of The Video Game River City Ransom, Has Died
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Mitsuhiro Yoshida, the director of River City Ransom, died suddenly on August 30, 2022, toward the conclusion of the previous month, for an undisclosed reason.

Yoshida was a leader in the video game industry and the founder of Miracle Kidz, a studio he established from scratch when his former business, Technos, declared bankruptcy.

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The information was provided by Miracle Kidz, who identified Yoshida as the “father” of the Downtown Nekketsu brand, better remembered for River City Ransom.

On April 25, 1989, Technos launched the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yoshida had a number of projects going on at the time of his passing, according to the studio.

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Miracle Kidz stated that they had received permission from the deceased’s family to make this announcement. On August 30, Mitsuhiro Yoshida passed away unexpectedly.

He was the founder of the Downtown Nekketsu chain and was devoted to bringing everyone fantastic new products. We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their fervent advocacy on behalf of the deceased.

While working for Technos, Yoshida acted as creative director on a number of games for the Nintendo

Entertainment System, notably Super Dodge Ball and River City Ransom, both of which are regarded as cult classics.
While employed by the firm, Yoshida also contributed to the development of Crash ‘n the Boys, Double Dragon, and Nintendo World Cup.

After ultimately going bankrupt and closing its doors in 1996, Technos went on to publish a number of more titles. On June 11, 2015, Arc System Works declared it had acquired all intellectual property that Technos had previously owned.

2008 saw the founding of Miracle Kidz by a number of former Technos workers, including Yoshida. River City Dodge Ball All Stars, Downtown Smash Dodgeball, and Downtown Nekketsu Dodgeball are just a few of the significant games the studio produced for the Nintendo Wii. The studio is actively working on additional Downtown Series installments.