Yoshiki Okamoto was born in June 10, 1961 in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. It was sometimes credited as "Kihaji Okamoto". Yoshiki is a video game designer credited with producing many popular titles for Konami and Capcom.
His early games such as Time Pilot (1982) and Gyruss (1983) set new and innovative standards in the shoot 'em up genre during the golden age of arcade games. Although these games turned out to be successful titles for Konami, Yoshiki's employer was not too happy as apparently Yoshiki had been told to create a driving game instead. Internal disagreements, financial and credible, caused his termination from Konami.
Joining Capcom in 1984, Yoshiki directed several arcade games such as 1942 (1984), Son Son (1984), Gun.Smoke (1985) and Side Arms (1986). The last game he directed was the 1988 game Forgotten Worlds (1988). He would oversee the development of Capcom's subsequent games as a producer and was responsible for recruiting character designer Akira Yasuda for Capcom. Akira developed some of Capcom's biggest hits, most notably the beat 'em up game Final Fight (1989) and fighting game Street Fighter II (1991).
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