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  1. Linnaete

    [22/06] SaGa and Mana Series On Ice

    Square Enix held an investors meeting in Japan where Yoichi Wada (President), Keiji Honda (Executive Vice President), and Yosuke Matsuda (CFO) answered audience questions. One attendee asked if there were any plans for the Mana or, as its known in Japan, Seiken Densetsu series. Plans are...
  2. Linnaete

    [14/05] Yoichi Wada Explains What Went Wrong

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has filled in some of the blanks regarding the 12 billion yen loss his company posted for the previous fiscal year. Speaking at an investor's briefing on the 13th (via Nikkei), Wada explained that of the 12 billion loss, about 4.5...
  3. 王 Yoshida

    Final Fantasy XIV: Square Enix CEO wants to regain fans’ trust [11/4]

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada addressed the state of Final Fantasy XIV during a recent investor briefing. Wada admitted that there were problems with the title and promised improvements as the company works towards regaining fans’ trust. “We’re quickly working on reforms. We’d like to put our full...
  4. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Square Enix Wish To Become A “Community Platform Operator” [7/31]

    Square Enix have three key strategic pillars for business that they say have existed since the merger of Square and Enix: globalization, becoming network-centric, and strengthening their internal properties. Globalization and becoming network-centric go hand-in-hand. Wada believes that in...
  5. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Mike Fischer becomes US CEO of Square Enix [7/22]

    Square Enix has announced it’s appointed Mike Fischer as its US CEO. Fischer was appointed after former US boss John Yamamoto was asked to be an advisor to the company and overall CEO Yoichi Wada. “We are pleased to have the benefit of Mike’s global leadership experience in interactive...
  6. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Yoichi Wada: Fans Are Not Very Happy With Final Fantasy XIII [7/14]

    We all know that Final Fantasy XIII had a pretty mixed reception when it launched back in March this year. Some loved it, many loathed it. The battle system is great, but where are the towns? It's too linear and takes too long to get into. Whatever the reason, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada...
  7. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Wada: “Some kind of multiplayer” in all future Square Enix games [6/23]

    Role-playing games are generally a single-player experience. Some titles, like the Tales series, incorporate local multiplayer additions to further the experience. Other titles, such as Final Fantasy, feature no multiplayer features. According to Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada, that may change...
  8. Abstract Debauchery

    Square Enix Wants More Games Like Heavy Rain

    Thriller Heavy Rain has a fan in Yoichi Wada, the guy who runs Square Enix. That company churns out Final Fantasy games. In a recent interview with game magazine Famitsu, Imperial Hot says he's recently played the thriller. His thoughts? "It would be good if they made more games like Heavy...
  9. Abstract Debauchery

    "iPad Will Destroy Nintendo", Says Square Enix

    A Final Fantasy writer has boldly proclaimed that the release of Apple’s iPad heralds the end of Nintendo’s dominance of portable gaming, whilst even Square Enix’s CEO seems to have experienced some sort of iPad imparted epiphany… Game developer/writer Masato Kato, heavily involved with such...
  10. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Square: Final Fantasy Versus XIII progressing well [5/29]

    Final Fantasy XIII has launched in Korea. Hooray. Now more of the world can play Square Enix’s latest entry in the franchise. However, that’s not important. What is important is that Square Enix made a brief mention of Final Fantasy Versus XIII during an interview at the game’s launch party...
  11. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Wada Clarifies Final Fantasy Versus XIII Xbox 360 Statement [5/19]

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has provided some clarification on his statement from yesterday that seemed to suggest Final Fantasy Versus XIII was a possibility for Xbox 360. The clarification came, expectedly, through Wada's frequently updated Twitter. Tweeted Wada early Wednesday (around...
  12. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Yoichi Wada on Final Fantasy XIV, 3D Games, and Social Networks [5/18]

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada's comment about a possible multiplatform release for Final Fantasy Versus XIII is likely to melt message boards throughout the world. But, as detailed at Impress Watch, Wada spoke about a lot more than just that during Square Enix's investors briefing today in...
  13. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Xbox 360 Final Fantasy Versus XIII Under Consideration [5/18]

    Final Fantasy XIII was originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but ended up making the switch to multiplatform PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Sister project Final Fantasy Versus XIII was also originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and has stayed as such since its announcement. The various Versus...
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    Yoichi Wada Vs. Review Scores [5/11]

    Ever since he started using Twitter not too long ago, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has participated in discussions with his audience fairly often. One of the topics he touched upon earlier in March was that of game reviews. More specifically, he talked about his concerns regarding review...
  15. moogling

    Wada: “God knows” when Final Fantasy XIV will release this year

    On Twitter late-night news, Square Enix President and CEO Yoichi Wada has commented on the 2010 release date for Final Fantasy XIV, saying only “God knows” when this year the game will release. He’s also confirmed that he is, in fact, not a God. “Someday in 2010,” he said in regard’s to...
  16. Amizon

    Square Enix: Part of FFXIII could have been improved

    Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has admitted that Final Fantasy XIII wasn't perfect, and that certain elements could have been improved. Of course, when you've sold insane amounts of a game already, it's pretty easy to get critical. Wada blames development costs for the game's downsides. "I...
  17. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Wada: Square Enix to “explore” an FFVII remake [3/23]

    Hold the phone. Have a press? Shut it down. Got a front page? Hold the shit out of it. Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said, has actually said in real words, that the company is to “explore” the possibility of remaking Final Fantasy VII. “Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many...
  18. moogling

    Wada: Final Fantasy marketing strategy “differs with each game”

    Yoichi Wada wants you to buy Final Fantasy XIII because, apparently, shipping 96 million copies of the Final Fantasy series since 1987 isn’t enough. Speaking with Venture Beat, Wada says the success of the franchise is all in how it’s targeted. “The strategy differs with each game,” he said...
  19. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Wada: Microsoft “asked us” to do FFXIII for 360 [3/10]

    Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has revealed that Final Fantasy XIII went to Xbox 360 because Microsoft “asked us” to develop a title in the series for the console. Speaking with Siliconera, he said the install base as it was at the time for 360 was just too good to pass up on to not get...
  20. Linnaete

    Don't Worry About Final Fantasy XI Just Yet [2/18]

    There have been rumors swirling on the Japanese internet that Square Enix's MMORPG Final Fantasy XI will be ending this year. Time for Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada to fire up his Twitter account. You know, the one with the fluffy dog avatar. Online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV will...
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