The Namco High dating sim game was a shock to many Comic-Con attendees, but it was especially surprising to Namco Bandai Games president Satoshi Oshita who is trying to find the person responsible and fire them.As a collaboration between Namco Bandai, What Pumpkin Studios, and Homestuck comic creator Andrew Hussie, this game appears to already be on a set course for disaster. Oshita is seemingly aware of this and is trying to shut the project down.
In an angrily worded e-mail sent to ShiftyLook, Namco Bandai Games’ comic division, Oshita warns that he will close the entire branch if he can’t find the person responsible. The following was sent to ShiftyLook employees in the United States:
IMMEDIATE: TO ALL SHIFTYLOOK AND NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EMPLOYEES
This is Namco Bandai Games President Satoshi Oshita.
I am asking that the person who is responsible for this Namco High abomination come forward and let themselves be fired. If a person does not come forward within 24 hours of this e-mail being sent, I will dissolve the entire ShiftyLook division.
I know why you did not get approval from me to start this project in the first place. You would have been fired on the spot for even approaching me with this sort of idea.
I do not know how you managed to get by so many measures we have in place for weeding out bad ideas like this. If this was created by more than one employee, I am saddened that more than one person thought this was a good idea. And of course, everyone involved will be fired.
If this is the work of a single person, I do not know how you managed to reach such a high-level position. I will most likely have to fire the job recruiter as well.
We are not that desperate that we have to resort to this. We can still make quality products that are loved by millions around the world. Of all the mistakes we have made over the years, this is by far the worst.
Remember, you have 24 hours.
Oshita also reportedly wrote a list of things that are not as bad as Namco High including Dragon Ball Z for Kinect, Ridge Racer Vita and the Namco and Bandai merger.