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Natsuko Ishikawa is a Japanese writer working for Square Enix. Originally brought on as additional staff for the writing team of the relaunched Final Fantasy XIV, she has been co-lead writer for the game since its Stormblood expansion, becoming the main lead in Shadowbringers.

Works in the series[]

Title Year Role(s)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013 Game Content Designer
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 2015 Game Content Designer (3.0), Main Scenario Writer (3.2 & 3.4)
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 2017 Main Scenario Writer
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers 2019 Main Scenario Writer (5.0), Lead Story Designer (5.1-5.5)
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker 2021 Lead Story Designer

Prior to becoming the main scenario writer for Shadowbringers, Ishikawa contributed to the following questlines[1]:

In addition to scenario writing, Ishikawa co-wrote the lyrics of "Wayward Daughter" and "Sunrise". She also translated lyrics into Japanese for songs such as "Tomorrow and Tomorrow", "Endwalker", "Close in the Distance", and "Flow".


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