Masaaki Kukino is a games director, producer and designer. Kukino has been working with Konami Digital Entertainment, SNK and Ignition Entertainment. Kukino started in 2000 as the director of Silent Scope. Next, Masaaki Kukino worked on Silent Scope 3 taking on the role of director. Later, Kukino also was part of the team who developed The King of Fighters XII published by Ignition Entertainment for PlayStation 3. The latest work of Masaaki Kukino was KOF XII, published in 2009.