Former Kingdom Hearts Producer Shinji Hashimoto Becomes Sony Music Entertainment Senior Advisor & Subsidiary Board Member

Shinji Hashimoto, the former Kingdom Hearts series producer who recently retired from Square Enix after an impressive 27 years with the company, has announced that he has begun work in new avenues. Hashimoto is now a senior advisor at Sony Music Entertainment and a board member at its subsidiary, Founder Works.

While Hashimoto can’t yet share specifics regarding what he is doing in these new positions, he stated that he still wants to pursue the creation of entertainment. I wish him well in future endeavors, as he was a crucial figure in helping manage my favorite video game series of all time.

You can view Hashimoto’s tweet announcing these recent developments 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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Orpheus Joshua

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