Yoshinori Yamagishi, best known for his longtime role as the series producer for Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile, has announced his resignation from Square Enix.
Yamagishi is an Enix veteran of over 20 years, and has worked as a producer for many tri-Ace titles over the years, including Star Ocean, Star Ocean: Second Story, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, and Star Ocean: The Last Hope, plus other titles for the series. He served as the producer for the original Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile 2, and more recently the mobile title Valkyrie Anatomia.
Outside of Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile, he worked as the producer for Grandia Xtreme, Radiata Stories, MindJack, and more.
Here’s what Yoshinori Yamagishi shared about his resignation on Twitter:
“This may be sudden, but I, Yamagishi, have resigned from Square Enix on March 31. Therefore, I’m retiring my role as Valkyrie Anatomia’s producer! I’m thinking about working on a new game with a different company, so I hope to have your support when the time comes. As for the announcement being on April 1st… I’ll let you decide to believe this or not.”