Final Fantasy XIV Lead Artist Akihiko Yoshida Leaves Square Enix, but Relationship Will Continue

on December 5, 2013 3:03 PM

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn lead artist Akihiko Yoshida left a message on the “Art of Bravely” artbook coming with the copies of Bravely Default: For the Sequel released today in Japan.

The message states that Yoshida-san left Square Enix after 18 years of employment and many of the most lovely pieces art featured in the publisher’s games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, Bravely Default, Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story.

Luckily Yoshida-san clarified that he’ll continue to collaborate with Square Enix as long as he’s needed, and thanked the fans for their continued support.

We can only hope that Square Enix will continue to “need” him for a long time, as Yoshida-san’s art is one of the most charming aspects of games like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Bravely Default.

 /  Executive News Editor
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