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Hiroyuki Itou

A Director and Battle System Designer for Square and Square Enix

Hiroyuki Itou

Hiroyuki Itou began his career with Square debugging and creating sound effects for the first installments of the Final Fantasy series. He was assigned the role of Battle Designer for Final Fantasy IV, and implemented the Active Time Battle (ATB) system.

He has been responsible for many gameplay devices in the series, including the Job System in Final Fantasy V, the Junction System in Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy XII's Active Dimension Battle system. He served as co-director of Final Fantasy VI along with Yoshinori Kitase, and took on the solo role of Director for Final Fantasy IX.

Outside of Square, he has contributing to the production of Grandia II and the lesser-known Disney's Party. Along with Hiroshi Minagawa, Itou assumed the direction of Final Fantasy XII after Yasumi Matsuno left the project.

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1989
Square's Tom Sawyer
Nintendo Entertainment System
Square
1990
Final Fantasy III
Nintendo Entertainment System
Square
Rad Racer II
Nintendo Entertainment System
Square
1991
Final Fantasy IV
Super NES
Square
1992
Final Fantasy V
Super NES
Square
1994
Final Fantasy VI
Super NES
Square
1995
Chrono Trigger
Super NES
Square
1996
Super Mario RPG
Super NES
Square
1997
Final Fantasy Tactics
PlayStation
Square
1999
Final Fantasy VIII
PlayStation
Square
2000
Final Fantasy IX
PlayStation
Square
2004
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Game Boy Advance
Square Enix
2006
Final Fantasy XII
PlayStation 2
Square Enix
2007
Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Nintendo DS
Square Enix

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Final Fantasy XII delay and Matsuno mystery finally explained

Although Yasumi Matsuno, revered visionary responsible for such exceptional works of art as Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, remains listed as the man credited for "original concept/scenario/supervision" on Final Fantasy XII, he has apparently been very ill for a long time, which would explain 1up's earlier comments about him not being at work for a month. Read on

Created 6 years, 9 months ago by Alex | Edited 4 years, 8 months ago | 2915 views
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