Itagaki offered this comment on the settlement in a statement given to 1UP.com.
I, Tomonobu Itagaki, announce that a settlement was amicably reached on February 26th, 2010 upon a mutual agreement with respect to the lawsuit for remuneration, etc. that I filed against Tecmo, Ltd. claiming the payment of unpaid remuneration, and unpaid wages, and payment of compensation for dismissal, etc.Itagaki went on to thank his fans their support and promise them that his new game in development will go beyond anything he's done before. He closed by saying "Please continue your unwavering support for me."
This guy has figured out how you can wear shades at all times and be cool. Kudo...not so much - http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS299US303&tbs=isch:1&sa=1&q=kudo+tsunado&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&start=0
Actually I thought it was the Original Blues Brothers who figured it out 1st ...