Since badmouthing the entire Japanese game industry, Keiji Inafune has been on a rollercoaster ride of bad press and redundancy.
After his ignominious exit from Capcom six months ago, however, one thing he hasn't been is idle.
The creator of the Mega Man series has turned away from console and towards mobile gaming in the form of The Island of Dr. Momo.
In this casual freemium title, players will take on the role of Dr Momo (Dr Peach in English), a medic aiming to create - via some genetic modification - the cutest creature imaginable.
The Island of Dr. Momo will be splicing and cutting its way onto iOS this autumn in Japan, so fingers crossed for a western release, too.