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Yoshihisa Hashimoto leaves Sega for Square Enix

July 13, 2009

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The man who was the director of Sonic Unleashed and the main brain behind the Hedgehog Engine has left Sonic Team (which had been known as AM8 at one point where they created arcade content such as Samba De Amigo and Puyo Pop Fever) and joined Square Enix, Sega has confirmed. While it isn’t known yet what he will be up to over at Square Enix (they do have an arcade division), this news could mean some changes as far as the direction where Sonic may be headed in the future for the company.  So this is probably something to be considered only slightly in the realm of arcade news but so far it looks like it will be another slow week.

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Lord of Vermilion Release Ceremony at a Taito Game Station in Japan

June 17, 2008

We have known about Square Enix’s latest entry into the arcade market, The Lord of Vermilion for some time now and finally the game has been released in Japan. For those out of the loop on this game, it is an RPG game that uses trading cards as catalysts for what happens in the game thanks to a special board where the cards are laid down. It is like Sega’s Sanguozhi War but if you aren’t familiar with that think of Magic: The Gathering but where the cards actually show their effects in the game when you put them down. It also features online and networked play for a broader experience. The CEO of Square Enix, Hirokazu Wada was at the event to discuss the new game, along with game’s producer Takamasa Shibasaki and director Toshiyuki Uehara. They talked about their experience with consoles helping them shape this game into what it is along with the current difficulties in the arcade market there. We have no idea if Square Enix plans on releasing The Lord of Vermilion elsewhere but it would be cool to see them try it out at the very least.

[Via ITMedia & The Stinger Report] [Discuss on the Forum]