River City Ransom
Image: Arc System Works

We are sad to report that Miracle Kidz president Mitsuhiro Yoshida passed away suddenly on August 30th.

Yoshida was part of the team at Double Dragon studio Technōs Japan that created titles such as River City Ransom, Super Dodge Ball and Nintendo World Cup – all of which were part of the Kunio-kun series, as it was known in Japan.

Miracle Kidz is a studio made up largely of former Technos staff, and has even produced titles in the Kunio-kun series, the rights of which are now owned by Arc System Works.

Our thoughts are with Yoshida's family and friends at this difficult time.

[source twitter.com]