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Final Fantasy, Vagrant Story character designer Akihiko Yoshida departs Square Enix

Discussion in 'Nova Crystallis Updates' started by Alexander, Dec 5, 2013.

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander Mognet Newsbot Moderator

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    Famed character designer Akihiko Yoshida is no longer with Square Enix, FF-Reunion reports. According to a message in The Art of Bravely – Bravely Default artbook – Yoshida left the company back in November but he’ll still provide work for … Continue reading →[​IMG]

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  2. Joshua

    Joshua PSICOM Soldier

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    Very depressing.
     
  3. Sapientia

    Sapientia ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Hmm, what characters did he design?
     
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    Zack Somniac Staff Member Moderator Site Staff UFFSite Veteran

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    He did the character designs for Final Fantasy Tactics, most notably (to me).
     
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  5. Sapientia

    Sapientia ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Oh, that's probably why I didn't know who he was. I haven't played Tactics yet. T_T
     
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    Fleur Red Wings Commander

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    He's worked on:

    • Vagrant Story
    • Tactics Ogre
    • Final Fantasy Tactics
    • Final Fantasy Tactics A2
    • Final Fantasy III
    • Final Fantasy XII
    • Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
    • Bravely Default
    • Final Fantasy XIV
    Bear in mind, he's probably not done every single character in each of those games, but he has a very recognisable style when you look at the art rather than the in-game renders.

    Ack, shame to see him go. I hope freelance will be a beneficial turn for him, expand his profile and to give other developers a chance to utilise his talent in their games, but at the same time, Square, what's wrong with you? Give it ten years, we may even see Nomura out.
     
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