Square Enix Kicks-Off College Lecture Tour with Yusuke Naora and Kazuyuki Ikumori


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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 10, 2015) – In partnership with Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Plano, Texas and University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, Square Enix today announced special college lectures for students to learn directly from the company’s experienced Tokyo development team members.

The lectures feature Yusuke Naora and Kazuyuki Ikumori who are excited to meet with students and guests to share their personal experiences in the digital entertainment and video game industries. Two seminars will take place this spring and will be based on their work in FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0™ HD as well as other prominent Square Enix projects .

Naora, art director of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD, will be on hand to discuss the visuals of the FINAL FANTASY® series at SMU’s Guildhall satellite campus on February 26, 2015. Ikumori, general manager of Visual Works (Square Enix’s own CG movie production studio), will speak on the creative process behind the CG movies of Square Enix at the USC campus on March 12, 2015.

“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 who missed the event can view the lecture in its entirety on Twitch.  More information is available at the Square Enix Blog and the FINAL FANTASY Facebook.

FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD will be available on March 17, 2015 for North America for $59.99 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Limited quantities of the Collector’s Edition are available through the Square Enix online store for $99.99. The exclusive playable, downloadable demo of the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY XV game titled ‘FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE-’will be available only while supplies last.

Related: Watch the New Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Trailer

Source: Press Release