Square Enix's Yoichi Wada Is Stepping Down [Update]

Today, it was announced that Square Enix president Yoichi Wada is stepping down. He will no longer be serving as Square Enix's Representative Director. Yousuke Matsuda, who joined Square in 2001, will take over Wada's role in running the company. » 3/26/13 5:40am 3/26/13 5:40am

Is Final Fantasy XIV Coming to the PS4? Somebody Asked That Question.

Final Fantasy XIV's road to the PS3 has been rough. But now that the game is finally coming to the PlayStation 3, Square Enix's Yoichi Wada was asked whether or not the game is headed to the PS4. » 2/25/13 7:40am 2/25/13 7:40am

If There Were a Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy Would Be…

Another day, another request for a Final Fantasy VII » 6/26/12 4:30am 6/26/12 4:30am remake. The game was released in early 1997, and there are still calls for a remake. Endless calls.

LIVE from the Tokyo Game Show 2011 Keynote, Starring Square Enix's…

The main in charge of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and the many, many remakes of previous games in those series, Yoichi Wada, big bossman at Square Enix, is officially kicking off Tokyo Game Show 2011. What pearls of wisdom with Wada drop during his TGS keynote? Let's find out! » 9/14/11 9:30pm 9/14/11 9:30pm

Twitter Mob Gangs Up On Square Enix Honcho [Update]

Final Fantasy XIII, which was previously an PS3 exclusive in Japan, is coming to the country's Xbox 360 console. Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has been catching all kinds of hell from Japanese gamers for the decision. » 9/08/10 5:00am 9/08/10 5:00am

Square Enix Boss Says Japan's Core Gameplay "Not As Strong"

Yoichi Wada, boss of publisher Square Enix (Final Fantasy), has some stern words for Japanese developers in a recent interview with industry site Gamasutra. » 7/13/10 5:30am 7/13/10 5:30am

All Square Enix Games To Include Social, Multiplayer Gaming

Square Enix has been looking at the future, and that future is either stuff from China that's cheap and is played online, or on Facebook. Expect all future Square Enix games to incorporate at least some of those aspects. » 6/24/10 1:30am 6/24/10 1:30am

How Long Would A Final Fantasy VII Remake Take?

Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama wants to remake role-playing game Final Fantasy VII. FFVII character designer Tetsuya Nomura doesn't think it'll happen any time soon. What about the company's president? » 5/31/10 8:00am 5/31/10 8:00am

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? » 5/26/10 6:00am 5/26/10 6:00am

Multi-Platform Final Fantasy Versus XIII Remarks Cleared Up

At a Tokyo investors meeting, Square Enix president Yoichi "Imperial Hot" Wada stated that the company was "looking into" bringing PS3 exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the Xbox 360. » 5/19/10 5:00am 5/19/10 5:00am

In Japan, Getting A Tattoo Means You Can Never Go Home

At last night's launch event for Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada showed up with a Fal'cie symbol from the game tattooed on his hand. He tweeted that he "probably" would not be able to return to Japan. » 3/09/10 7:00am 3/09/10 7:00am

Imperial Hot Has Heard of Imperial Hot

Imperial Hot is our nickname for Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. Big important guy like him, managing an international corporation, he probably has no idea about the internet meme we started, right? » 2/11/10 5:00am 2/11/10 5:00am

Square Enix Says Japanese Retail "Prejudiced" Against Western Games

As far as business execs at large Japanese companies go, Yoichi Wada seems rather forward thinking. He's been tackling discrimination in video games head on. » 1/07/10 3:00am 1/07/10 3:00am

A New Year's Message From Square Enix's President

To kick off 2010, Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has issued a public statement outlining the publishers corporate goals as they head into the new year. And that goal is? "Taking Root". » 1/04/10 3:30am 1/04/10 3:30am

Final Fantasy XIV Is Going To Take On WoW

Over the years, many games have tried to take on Blizzard's World of Warcraft directly. Try and stand toe-to-toe with the MMO giant. And all of them have failed. » 12/17/09 2:00am 12/17/09 2:00am

Square Enix: Platform Holder Not Surprised By Death of Consoles

Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada looks into his crystallis ball and sees a future in which consoles are simply not necessary, reiterating, what he said in November. » 12/16/09 9:00am 12/16/09 9:00am