Final Fantasy

Square Enix Kick-Offs College Lecture Tour with Final Fantasy Developers

In partnership with Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Plano, Texas and University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, Square Enix today announced special college lectures for students to learn directly from the company’s experienced Tokyo development team members. The lectures feature Yusuke Naora and Kazuyuki Ikumori who are going to share their personal experiences in the digital entertainment and video game industries. Two seminars will take place this spring and will be based on their work in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD as well as other prominent Square Enix projects .

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD art director Yusuke Naora will be on hand to discuss the visuals of the Final Fantasy series at SMU’s Guildhall satellite campus on February 26, 2015. Kazuyuki Ikumori, general manager of Visual Works (Square Enix’s own CG movie production studio), will speak on the creative process behind the CG movies of Square Enix at the USC campus on March 12, 2015.

“We’re excited to take the opportunity to speak to students in game development programs that will shape the future of our industry,” said Hajime Tabata, director of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD and FINAL FANTASY XV. “We believe that it will be stimulating for us to learn from the students’ experience as well.”

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