Hironobu SAKAGUCHI was appointed Director of Planning and Development with the establishment of Square Co., Ltd. in 1986 and later promoted to Executive Vice President in 1991. Since joining Square Co., Ltd., he was appointed President of Square LA, Inc. (now Square USA, Inc.)
The total number of Square brand interactive game software sold surpasses 60 million units worldwide. Hironobu SAKAGUCHI is the Executive Producer of the world-famous interactive game software Final Fantasy series, which has sold more than 33 million units.
In May 2000, Hironobu SAKAGUCHI was honored at the Third Annual Interactive Achievement Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, he received the prestigious Hall of Fame Award given to those who have made the most enduring, groundbreaking and seminal contributions to the world of interactive entertainment and information.
He has long spoken of his desire to create "a brand-new form of entertainment uniting interactive games and motion picture". He directed and produced full CG film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which was released world wide in 2001.
In 2004, Hironobu SAKAGUCHI founded Mistwalker. Since February 2005, he had produced number of role-playing games including Blue Dragon in 2006 and Lost Odyssey for the Xbox 360, The Last Story in 2010 for Nintendo Wii.
On Wednesday, Hironobu SAKAGUCHI is sharing the various experiences of his career and his vision of the future of video games. He will also present his latest project, which is kept secret for the time being...
A signing session and a photo shoot are also planner, to get a unique souvenir with Final Fantasy creator.