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TETSUYA NOMURA UPPED TO CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ALL ‘FINAL FANTASY VII’ PROJECTS

Tetsuya Nomura, longtime director of Square Enix titles like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, is shifting his focus to the recently-revealed slate of Final Fantasy VII projects in the works.

Nomura, previously the director on Final Fantasy VII Remake, will become the creative director of all things Final Fantasy VII, including the new mobile games The First Soldier and Ever Crisis. Naoki Hamaguchi, co-director on Final Fantasy VII Remake, will take over the full directorial role for the upcoming sequel.

“Since the first installment of FFVII REMAKE established the gameplay and showed us the areas that need improvement in future, Mr. Nomura has moved from Director to Creative Director to allow him to have a greater oversight on all FFVII-related titles that have been announced,” a spokesperson for Square Enix tells VENN. “Mr. Hamaguchi has become the director for the next installment.”

The shifting of roles comes after Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade was announced during PlayStation’s State of Play event on Thursday. Intergrade will include multiple upgrades and improvements for the PlayStation 5, as well as a new side chapter starting fan-favorite character Yuffie Kisaragi. FFVII Intergrade is scheduled to launch on June 10.

Photo courtesy of Square Enix

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