Tag Archives: John Yamamoto
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 | 17:31 BST
Square Enix has announced it’s appointed Mike Fischer as its US CEO.
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 14:03 BST
It was bound to happen sometime. Eidos owner Square Enix has decided to form a new European entity in Square Enix Europe, to be headed up by current Eidos CEO Phil Rogers – a move which will result in the Eidos publishing brand being “vapourised”.
The amalgamation will result in job losses although precise numbers are unknown as of yet.
“Unfortunately we are expecting some jobs to be impacted directly by this in both Europe and North America,” read a statement from the company.
“We are hoping to minimise this wherever possible and offer support and advice to any employees directly affected.”
In the US all sales, marketing and distribution responsibilities will be transferred from Eidos Inc to the region’s Square Enix office, headed up by John Yamamoto.
Apparently the current Eidos dev studios will still carry the Eidos brand.
More on GI.
Tue, Jan 13, 2009 | 14:02 GMT
Square Enix has announced that PSP RPG Star Ocean: Second Evolution is due for release in PAL territories on Feb 13th.
Second Evolution is completely remastered and features a revised game engine, improved battle system and fully-voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen.
“2009 is set to be a landmark year for the STAR OCEAN series, I’m delighted that new fans can continue to experience this classic series with the release of Star Ocean: Second Evolution for PSP and I hope players are excitedly looking forward to the forthcoming release of Star: The Last Hope,” said John Yamamoto, Square Enix president and CEO.
Full release after the break..
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 14:34 GMT
Square Enix has confirmed that Nippon Ichi’s PS3 SPRG Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is to get a PAL release – namely February 20th.
“The forthcoming release of Disgaea 3 marks Square Enix’s commitment to delivering memorable titles to new audiences,” said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix.
“Nippon Ichi has created a wonderful world full of bizarre characters and deep, addictive gameplay. I am delighted that we have added Disgaea 3 to our growing 2009 line-up and I hope everyone enjoys playing this unique and rewarding game.”
The game is due out sometime this year but if you can’t wait that long, CVG has posted a score of screenies for your perusal.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Nov 20, 2008 | 17:28 GMT
Square Enix US boss John Yamamoto has claimed the days of system dominance are done and dusted.
“Not so long ago the PS2 dominated the market so if we developed an exclusive game for PS2 then we could enjoy a very good profit. But that time is already over,” Yamamoto told GI.
“To maximise and spread our games to as many users as possible I think we have to go to multiformat – the Xbox 360, PS3 and also the PC as well.
“The Japanese market is very strong and back when we could concentrate on developing games for just one console, business was very good. But the one-console market is over.”
More through there.
Thu, Aug 07, 2008 | 16:33 BST
According to this C3 report, Square’s confirmed the DS version of classic RPG Chrono Trigger for a PAL release early next year.
“It gives me great pleasure to see Chrono Trigger being released in Europe and the PAL territories,” said company boss John Yamamoto.
With its ground breaking story and gameplay, this epic RPG with multiple endings has already won the hearts of many fans and I hope it delights a whole new audience of players into revisiting the Chrono Trigger world time and again.”
More through the link.
Thu, May 01, 2008 | 12:53 BST
Square Enix has announced a 2008 edition of Final Fantasy XI, for release in Europe on May 23.
The new SKU, for both PC and 360, contains all four expansion packs – Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urghan, and latest Wings of the Goddess.
“The world of Final Fantasy XI continues to grow with both new content and new players,” said company head John Yamamoto. Final Fantasy XI 2008 Edition allows interested players to join the adventure with the bonus of all the expansion pack content. I hope many more players enjoy and experience the exciting world of Vana’diel and all that Final Fantasy XI has to offer.”
Press release after the link.