Other Business Divisions

Square Enix Japan restructured their game development structure during December 2013 into 12 Business Divisions. The Business Divisions are still apart of Square Enix, but they operate independently, and they’re each responsible for the games they create. In April 2017 Business Division 9 was folded into Business Division 8 while Business Divisions 11 and 12 merged to become the new Business Division 9.

Some projects are developed by internal teams while some are outsourced to external developers or a mixture of the two which is usually the case. When possible it is listed when development is handled by an external developer or an external developer is involved in a major way. Titles that have been terminated will not be listed.

Special thanks go to Final Fantasy World and Sato for some details.

Business Division 2

Head
Hajime Tabata

Notable Recent Projects
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (2015) – co-developed by HexaDrive
Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV (2016)
Final Fantasy XV (2016)
Final Fantasy Type-0 Online (2016-present) – developed by Perfect World
Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (2017) – developed by Epic Action
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV (2017)
King’s Knight -Wrath of the Dark Dragon- (2017) – developed by Flame Hearts

Business Division 3

Head
Shinji Hashimoto

Notable Recent Projects
Final Fantasy III – Windows PC (2014) – developed by DotEmu
The World Ends with You: Solo Remix – Android (2014) – developed by h.a.n.d
Final Fantasy IV – Windows PC (2014) – developed by DotEmu
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (2014)
Final Fantasy Explorers (2014) – developed by Racjin
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years – Windows PC (2015) – developed by DotEmu
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – PlayStation 4 (2015) – developed by Virtuos
Final Fantasy VII – iOS (2015) – developed by D4 Enterprise
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] (2015-present) – co-developed by BitGroove
Final Fantasy V – Windows PC (2015) – developed by *unknown*
Final Fantasy VII – PlayStation 4 (2015) – developed by DotEmu
Final Fantasy VI – Windows PC (2015) – developed by DotEmu
Final Fantasy IX – remaster (2016) – developed by Silicon Studio Thailand
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (2016) – developed by tri-Ace
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – Windows PC (2016) – developed by Virtuos
Final Fantasy VII – Android (2016) – developed by D4 Enterprise
World of Final Fantasy (2016) – developed by Tose
Star Ocean anamnesis (2016-present) – developed by tri-Ace
SaGa Scarlet Grace (2016) – co-developed by studio R.E.E.L
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017)
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (2017)
Flame vs Blaze (2017) – co-developed by BD1
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (2017) – developed by Virtuos
Final Fantasy Explorers-Force (2017)
Kingdom Hearts III (2018)

Business Division 4

Head
Ichiro Hazama

Notable Recent Projects
Pictlogica Final Fantasy (2013-present) – developed by Jupiter
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2014) – developed by indieszero
Final Fantasy Record Keeper (2014-present) – developed by DeNA
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (2015) – developed by indieszero
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015-present) – developed by Team Ninja
Grandmarche-No-Meikyu (2016-present) – developed by indieszero
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival (2016-present) – developed by indieszero
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia (2017) – developed by Team Ninja

Business Division 5

Head
Naoki Yoshida

Notable Recent Projects
Final Fantasy XIV (2013-present)
Final Fantasy Grandmasters (2015-present) – developed by Crooz
Dragon Quest Builders (2016)
Final Fantasy XI Mobile (2017) – developed by Nexon
Dragon Quest Builders II (TBA)

Business Division 6

Head
Yu Miyake

Notable Recent Projects
Dragon Quest X (2012-present) – co-developed by Orca
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Iru To Ruka No Hushigina Kagi (2014) – developed by Tose
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (2015) – developed by Omega Force
Bravely Second: End Layer (2015) – developed by Silicon Studio
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King – 3DS (2015) – developed by Tose
Hoshi No Dragon Quest (2015-present) – developed by Game Studio
Fortune Tellers Academy (2016-present) – developed by Digital Works Entertainment
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (2016) – developed by Tose
Dragon Quest Heroes II (2016) – developed by Omega Force
Nier Automata (2017) – developed by PlatinumGames
Bravely Default: Fairy’s Effect (2017) – developed by Silicon Studio
Dragon Quest XI (2017) – co-developed by Orca (PS4) and Toylogic (3DS)
Dragon Quest Rivals (2017) – co-developed by ArtePiazza
Fortune Street Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (2017)
Project Octopath Traveler (TBA) – developed by Silicon Studio

Business Division 7

Head
Takamasa Shiba

Notable Recent Projects
Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light (2014-present) – developed by Cygames
Figureheads (2016-present) – developed by Silicon Studio
Gunslinger Stratos 3 (2016-present) – developed by Byking
Dragon Quest Monster Battle Scanner follow up (2017) – developed by Marvelous
Lord of Vermilion IV (2017) – developed by Think Garage

Business Division 8

Heads
Kei Hirono & Tomohiro Hasegawa

Notable Recent Projects
Final Fantasy VI – remaster (2014) – developed by Matrix Software
Dragon Sky (2014-present) – developed by Poppin Games Japan
Dragon Quest IV – iOS & Android (2014) – developed by ArtePiazza
Dragon Quest II – iOS & Android (2014) – developed by Matrix Software
Dragon Quest III – iOS & Android (2014) – developed by Matrix Software
Secret of Mana – Android (2014)
Dragon Quest V – iOS & Android (2014) – developed by ArtePiazza
Final Fantasy Dimensions II (2015-present) – developed by Matrix Software
Heavenstrike Rivals (2015-present) – developed by Mediatonic
Dragon Quest VI – iOS & Android (2015) – developed by ArtePiazza
Imperial SaGa (2015-present) – developed by Think & Feel
Dragon Quest VII – iOS & Android (2015) – developed by ArtePiazza
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (2015-present) – developed by gumi
Adventures of Mana (2016) – co-developed by MCF
Romancing SaGa 2 – remaster (2016) – developed by ArtePiazza
Bahamut Disco (2017)
Romancing SaGa 3 – remaster (TBA) – developed by ArtePiazza

Business Division 9

Heads
Ryoji Yamanaka & Toshinori Mizumachi

Notable Recent Projects
Dragon Quest Monster Parade (2013-present) – developed by Zener Works
Schoolgirl Strikers (2014-present)
Bravely Archive D’s report (2015-present) – developed by Appirits
Star Ocean: Second Evolution – Download Version (2015) – developed by Gemdrops
Pop Up Story (2015-present)
Grimms Notes (2016-present) – developed by Genki
Valkyrie Anatomia -The Origin- (2016-present) – co-developed by DokiDoki Groove Works
Schoolgirl Strikers – Twinkle Melodies (2017) – developed by R-Force Entertainment

Business Division 10

Head
Yuuki Watanabe

Notable Recent Projects
Chaos Rings III (2014) – developed by Media.Vision
Cosmos Rings (2016)
Million Arthur – PS4 & PS Vita (2016) – developed by BeXide
Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur VR (2017) – co-developed by Gree VR Studio
Kimi To Kiri No Labyrinth (2017)
Aozora Under Girls (2017) – developed by h.a.n.d
Mashiro Witch: Marchen of Midnight (2017)
Million Arthur Arcana Blood (2017)

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