Square Enix kicks off college lecture tour at SMU

Feb 18, 2015

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD developer Yusuke Naora to speak at SMU Guildhall

Gaming giant Square Enix® has announced special college lectures for students to learn directly from the company’s experienced Tokyo development team members. The first lecture in the tour will take place on February 26, 2015 at SMU Guildhall on the SMU-in-Plano campus in Plano, Texas. Yusuke Naora, art director of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0™ HD, will meet with students and guests to share his personal experiences in the digital entertainment and video game industries, and discuss the visuals of the Final Fantasy® series.

“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.”

Fans and aspiring students can view the lecture in its entirety on Twitch® at More information is available at the Square Enix Blog ( and the FINAL FANTASY Facebook page (

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be available on March 17, 2015 in North America.

About the FINAL FANTASY Series

Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 110 million units worldwide.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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