Dragon Quest Executive Producer Yu Miyake Steps Down

    Multiple delays to the next Dragon Quest game.

    Dragon Quest series executive producer Yu Miyake is stepping down from his role and will oversee Square Enix‘s mobile game division, according to a new Bloomberg report. The decision was made due to internal delays for Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate and a company reorganization. 

    On April 2, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth director Naoki Hamaguchi and Team Asano lead Tomoya Asano were appointed as executive officers. This announcement was part of a large-scale reorganization for the company, which save multiple positions change. One of the affected roles in Miyake’s.

    Dragon Quest Executive Producer Yu Miyake Now Heading Up Square Enix Mobile Games

    According to the new Bloomberg report, Yu Miyake stepping down comes after multiple delays for the next game in the Dragon Quest series. Square Enix is overhauling its game development pipeline in order to rely less on external resources (i.e. outsourcing). The overhaul also ensures the company can focus on more in-house AAA games, such as the next Final Fantasy VII Remake title. 

    Miyake was a Square Enix employee since 1990 and went on to executive produce the Dragon Quest series since 2006’s Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. He was also on the production staff of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride in 1992 and the subsequent PlayStation remake in 2004. Miyake was also chief producer of the critically acclaimed Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

    Released on December 1, 2023, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is the latest entry in the long-running series. The turn-based monster RPG tells the story of Psaro, a young man afflicted with a curse by his father, the king of monsters. He’s unable to directly hurt monsters, but his father-figure Monty trains him to become a monster wrangler in order to circumvent the curse. 

    Lastly, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is now available for Nintendo Switch.

    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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