Tamaki also worked on Little Buster Q, Landstalker and Alundra
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Shining Force artist Yoshitaka Tamaki passed away on July 13 after battling lung cancer. According to Wikipedia, he is 55 years old, although Dengeki Online reports him as 58 years old.
His official Twitter account was revealed on September 29. The artist received medical treatment as he continued to work until his death. The funeral was attended by family members and friends.
Tamaki is known for his character design and monster design work in the Shining series including Shining Force, Shining Tears, Shining Tears Neo, and Shining Soul, among others. The video game artist also worked on Little Buster Q, Landstalker, and Alundra.
A new mobile game titled Shining Force: Hikari to Yami no Eiyū (Hero of Light and Darkness) was scheduled for release in 2022, but some Korean media reported it in March. 2022 that Vespa has paused development.
The original Shining Force game launched for the Sega Genesis in 1992.
Source: Yoshitaka Tamaki’s Twitter account via Siliconera