Kenji Eno, musician and game developer known mostly by video game fans for his work on the horror titles of D and D2, passed away last night from heart failure related to issues with hypertension. He was only 42 years old. This report was confirmed by developer From Yellow to Orange (FYTO), where Eno had been listed as President and CEO, and had developed You, Me, and the Cubes for WiiWare back in 2009.
Kenji Eno had long been referred to as a maverick within the industry, and while he may not have been responsible for a long list of commercial hits, he certainly made an impact on everyone he worked with. I’m not as familiar with his work as I should be, but I do have some fond memories of playing D2 on the Dreamcast, and remember it as one of the more unique game experiences from my youth.
if you’d like to learn more about Mr. Eno, I’d urge you to check out this interview conducted by Shane Bettenhausen and James Mielke through 1up.com from 2008. It really is a fantastic read and a great insight into a man with some very unique talents.
His presence will definitely be missed, and Gaming-Age offers our condolences to his family and loved ones.