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Meet The Star Developers Behind Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem



We previously reported the latest details on Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem from a recent issue of Famitsu magazine. Now, Famitsu has shared some new screenshots along with some more information on the staff behind the upcoming title.



From left to right, we have: Hitoshi Yamagami, a Nintendo producer, who holds a position of the group manager of Nintendo’s SPD Group. Yamagami is quite the star, having worked on XenobladeFire EmblemPokémonThe Wonderful 101, and even Style Savvy.


Next to him is Atlus producer Shinjiro Takada, who worked on the Devil Survivor games, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and Radiant Historia. Next to him is Nintendo director Kaori Ando. She isn’t a household name, but she’s worked on numerous Pokémon spin-off titles, such as the Pokémon Rumble games, Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and more.


The man in the middle is Eiji Ishida, an Atlus director that has been around since Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, and has worked on titles such as Strange Journey, Growlancer VI, and… Radiant Historia. You can read his personal message for fans from the game’s blog in one of our earlier reports.


The gentleman second-from-the-right is the game’s chief director from Atlus, Mitsuru Hirata. Similar to Ishida, he’s been with Atlus through the development of Nocturne, Strange Journey, and Radiant Historia, having worked alongside Eiji Ishida for over a decade. He shared his memories on how he grew up with the Fire Emblem series in a recent blog post.


Finally, Fumitaka Yano is the Atlus art director for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. He was previously with Square Enix, where he did 3D character modeling work for titles such as The Last Remnant, Final Fantasy XIII, and Dirge of Cerberus. He has also worked on Shin Megami Tensei IV’s character modeling with Atlus.



In addition to the above six, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem has toi8 serving as its character designer. He previously worked on designs for the characters in .hack//The Movie and the Chain Chronicle OAV.



Meanwhile, Avex Group are going to handle the music production. They’re known for having produced many of Japan’s famous pop singers such as Ayumi Hamasaki, so it seems like they’ll be a good fit for the game, considering the focus on the entertainment business, and voice actors and actresses singing their characters’ songs.


Finally, Studio 4°C are the animation studio behind the title. They’ve previously worked on video games such as Toukiden, Asura’s Wrath, Catherine, .hack//Link, and more. They’re also the studio collaborating with Comcept on the Red Ash anime.


Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is in development for Wii U.


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