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Akihiko Matsui.

Akihiko Matsui is a battle system designer, director, and producer who has worked for first Squaresoft and later Square Enix for over twenty years.

Biography[]

Matsui started working at Squaresoft as a debugger on Final Fantasy III (1990). He became a minor employee on the Final Fantasy IV (1991) team, making memory maps and having an influence on Edward Chris von Muir's character development. He directed Chrono Trigger (1995) with Yoshinori Kitase and Takashi Tokita. He is the current producer of Final Fantasy XI (2002), replacing Hiromichi Tanaka who resigned from the company. He was also the battle system director of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (2013).

Works within the series[]

Game Release Work
Final Fantasy III 1990 Debugger (uncredited)
Final Fantasy IV 1991 Battle System Design
Final Fantasy V 1992 Battle System Design
Final Fantasy XI 2002 Battle Data Designer
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart 2003 Battle Data Designer
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia 2004 Main Battle System Designer
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan 2006 Main Battle System Designer
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess 2007 Main Battle System Designer
Final Fantasy XIV 2010 Lead Battle Planner/Battle System Director
Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin 2013 Producer
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013 Battle System Director (2.0)
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 2015 Special Thanks
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 2017 Special Thanks
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers 2019 Special Thanks
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker 2021 Special Thanks

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