Shinji Hashimoto News

One of the more senior employees at Square Enix, Shinji Hashimoto often oversees many of the main Final Fantasy projects in his role as either Producer or Executive Producer.

Some of his more recent credits are Final Fantasy XV, World of Final Fantasy and Dissidia: Final Fantasy 2015.


Square Enix - 2 months ago

Shinji Hashimoto is now the 2nd highest ranking person in Square Enix as Executive Director

There's been a lot of changes going on at Square Enix in the past year with staff leaving the company altogether, staff joining other studios in the Square Enix family and the internal development structure getting redone again and now there's anothe...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 months ago

Square Enix reveals big support for Google Stadia

Square Enix has announced their big support for Google's new cloud-based gaming platform, Stadia which launches in November for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherla...

Final Fantasy IX - 4 months ago

Shinji Hashimoto states recent ports of Final Fantasy IX are not based on the mobile version

With all of the Final Fantasy ports releasing lately, Hollywood Reporter took the chance to speak to Shinji Hashimoto who has been overseeing these ports as executive producer or producer. Interestingly, Hashimoto revealed that the recen...


Final Fantasy VII - 5 months ago

Square Enix continues Inside Final Fantasy with Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has continued their Inside Final Fantasy video series with the release of a video covering Final Fantasy VII which recently released on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This one features Yoshinori Kitase (Director & Scenario Wri...

Square Enix - 5 months ago

Square Enix's development restructure sees Yoshinori Kitase overseeing majority of FF series

Square Enix Japan recently completed its internal development restructure, its first since the Business Divisions were introduced in December 2013. This sees them return to a structure that is quite similar to the one they had during the...

Chocobos Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy - 5 months ago

Square Enix continues Inside Final Fantasy with Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!

Square Enix has continued their Inside Final Fantasy video series with the recently released Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! This one features Shinji Hashimoto (Executive Producer) and Toshiyuki Itahana (Main Character Designer)....

Final Fantasy IX - 5 months ago

Square Enix begins Inside Final Fantasy video series with Final Fantasy IX

Square Enix has started a surprise and potentially exciting video series called "Inside Final Fantasy". This new series will look at various titles in the Final Fantasy series and in them we will hear from some of the people who worked on the respective game. The first one is with Final...

Square Enix - 1 year ago

Yoshinori Kitase, Shinji Hashimoto and Naoki Yoshida to join Square Enix's Board

Square Enix has announced that their Board of Directors will receive some big changes in a month's time. On March 31, 2018 both Keiji Honda and Yukinobu Chida who have been with the company since its inception with both coming from Enix will resign from the company. They have both held...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy XV wins at the PlayStation Awards 2017

Final Fantasy XV has won a couple of awards at the PlayStation Awards 2017, the annual event for Japan and Asia. Final Fantasy XV won a Platinum Prize, which is awarded to games that have sold over one million copies. And it also won a User's Choice Award, this award is given...


Square Enix - 4 years ago

Square Enix E3 2015 Conference Live Blog (Final Fantasy Focussed)

E3 2015 is well underway and we've already had some bombshells coming out of Square Enix. Check out this post for updates from the Square Enix press conference, with a spin on Final Fantasy. This press conference will have a wide focus on Square Enix, with many of the Western properties...

Final Fantasy XV - 5 years ago

Square Enix Has Revealed That There Won't Be Any New Information On Final Fantasy XV At E3

It's a sad day for Final Fantasy fans as Square Enix has announced that there won't be any new information about Final Fantasy XV at this year's E3. Square Enix exec Shinji Hashimoto let fans in on the bad news in a recent interview with ...

Final Fantasy XV - 5 years ago

New Final Fantasy XV Footage Revealed At Thailand Comic Con

During the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary show at Thailand Comic Con 2014, Square Enix snuck in a few new bits of footage into their Final Fantasy XV trailer. Producer Shinji Hashimoto presented a 20 minute long video featuring many of the Final Fantasy games we know and love including some footage...


Final Fantasy XV - 5 years ago

Fans Will Need To Wait For New Information On Final Fantasy XV

Much to fans' disappointment, Final Fantasy XV producer Shinji Hashimoto has announced that they have some new information regarding Final Fantasy XV's development, but they are waiting to release it. In a recent interview with Famitsu, Hashimoto said that they are waiting for the right moment more or less. When this...

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster - 7 years ago

Square Enix Tease Final Fantasy X HD Again

We've all been on the edge of our seats recently, waiting for any kind of news about the Final Fantasy X HD Remake or the PlayStation Vita and PS3. Yesterday, we got some. Unfortunately, it wasn't the kind of news people had been waiting for. During a Sony stream event for...

Square Enix - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box And Ultimania Guides out in December

Near the end of the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event in Japan, Shinji Hashimoto surprised the audience by unveiling what is known as the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box! So what is this "Ultimate Box"? Well, its a box that basically allows you to own all of the 13...


Final Fantasy Versus XIII - 7 years ago

Hashimoto: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is 'Incredibly Amazing'

It has been quite some time since we've received some news on Final Fantasy Versus XIII (well, other then Yoichi Wada debunking the cancellation rumours). But today some word on the game managed to came through. Producer Shinji Hashimoto appeared at Ginza SWING in Chuo-ku, Tokyo today to debrief some details...

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster - 8 years ago

Final Fantasy X HD: A Remaster, Not Remake

Back in September, Square Enix announced that they'll be having an HD release of Final Fantasy X for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita without any additional details, such as if it's a remake or remaster of the original title. Recently however, we've finally recieved a specification about the upcoming...

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster - 8 years ago

Final Fantasy X HD Remake Announced For PS3, Vita

Square Enix surprised almost all of their fan base today by announcing that they were working on an HD remake of Final Fantasy X for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The project will be headed up by senior Square Enix figure, Shinji Hashimoto and will be released in time to...