Platinum Games creative producer Jean Pierre Kellams, or JP Kellams (pictured center), is leaving the company, he announced in an Instagram post.
“15 years ago, I came to Japan to fulfill my childhood dream of making games with my heroes,” Kellams said in the post. “No matter how hard the day, I always walked into the office in awe of the creativity around me, and with the joy that working with each and every one of my coworkers brought me. It is hard to say goodbye to them, to Platinum Games, and to Japan. Yet, embracing new challenges is part of my DNA, and after almost 10 years of working with the team (more with my Capcom / Clover days), it is time to move on to new challenges that I’m excited to share soon. I’ll be forever grateful to all people who have touched this journey, because they’ve shaped who I am.”
Kellams concluded, “Platinum maintains its luster forever.”
During his tenure, Kellams was the write for Vanquish, creative producer for the cancelled Scalebound, and worked on the English adaptation for various Platinum Games titles, including Bayonetta. While unrelated to Platinum Games, he was also the English voice actor for Apollo Justice in 2008’s Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.