Former Kingdom Hearts Executive Producer, Shinji Hashimoto, Retires Today

Shinji Hashimoto has announced that he is now officially retiring from Square Enix today. He has been a prominent fixture in the company, being significantly involved in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy. He served as the executive producer for every Kingdom Hearts release spanning the Dark Seeker saga alongside being a promotional producer for Final Fantasy before becoming a Corporate Advisor in May 2021.

Rest well, Hashimoto, you’ve earned it.

You can view Shinji Hashimoto’s tweets announcing his retirement below:

In Kingdom Hearts IV , Sora is in Quadratum with Strelitzia, a prominent character from  Kingdom Hearts Union χ . This setting is an afterworld for the two characters following their tragic fates. Additionally, this new saga has been titled the Lost Master Arc. Further, some combat footage was showcased, with Sora performing Keyblade transformations against a giant entity that seems to be a Heartless? We don’t know for sure.

“The heart resides within the soul, which in turn is guided by fate to its rightful place” is a crucial phrase used at the start of this trailer for the upcoming mainline game.


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