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John Yamamoto

Game Credits


Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (2017)   (President & CEO)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (2017)   (President & CEO)
Godzilla (2015)   (President & CEO)
Puzzle & Glory (2015)   (President & CEO)
Shovel Knight (2015)   (President & CEO)
Sword Art Online: Lost Song (2015)   (President & CEO)
WildStar (2014)   (President & CEO)
Payday 2 (2013)   (President & CEO)
Skullgirls (2013)   (President & CEO)
iCarly: Groovy Foodie! (2012)   (President & CEO)
Ragnarok Tactics (2012)   (President & CEO)
Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (2011)   (Executive Advisor)
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (2011)   (Executive Advisor)
Mindjack (2011)   (Executive Advisor)
Death by Cube (2010)   (President)
Final Fantasy XIV Online (2010)   (Executive Advisor)
Front Mission Evolved (2010)   (President)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010)   (President & CEO)
Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded (2010)   (Executive Advisor)
NieR (2010)   (President and CEO)
Space Invaders Infinity Gene (2010)   (President & CEO)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International (2010)   (President & CEO)
Supreme Commander 2 (2010)   (President)
0 day Attack on Earth (2009)   (President)
Crystal Defenders (2009)   (President)
Crystal Defenders R2 (2009)   (President & CEO)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (2009)   (President)
Dragon Quest Wars (2009)   (President)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time (2009)   (President)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a D... (2009)   (President & CEO)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Be... (2009)   (President & CEO)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (2009)   (President & CEO)
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (2009)   (President & CEO)
Final Fantasy XIII (2009)   (President & CEO)
Gyromancer (2009)   (President & CEO)
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (2009)   (President)
The Last Remnant (2009)   (President & CEO)
Thexder Neo (2009)   (President)
Chrono Trigger (2008)   (President & CEO)
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008)   (President)
Exit DS (2008)   (President & CEO (SEI & SEL))
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King (2008)   (President & CEO)
Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories (2008)   (President & CEO)
The Legend of Kage 2 (2008)   (President)
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (2008)   (CEO)
Space Bust-A-Move (2008)   (President (SEI & SEL))
Star Ocean: First Departure (2008)   (President & CEO)
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (2008)   (President & CEO)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007)   (President)
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (2007)   (President & CEO)
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Towe... (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy II (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy IV (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy Tactics (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007)   (President)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (2007)   (President)
The World Ends with You (2007)   (President)
Children of Mana (2006)   (President)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (2006)   (President & CEO)
Final Fantasy III (2006)   (President)
Drakengard 2 (2005)   (President and CEO)
Final Fantasy II (2005)   (President)
Kingdom Hearts II (2005)   (President and CEO)
Samurai Legend Musashi (2005)   (President and CEO)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)   (President and CEO)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (2004)   (General Managers)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (2004)   (President and CEO)
Kartia: The Word of Fate (1998)   (President)


Go! Go! Hypergrind (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Revelations: The Demon Slayer (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Snowboard Kids 2 (1999)   (Executive Coordinator)
Thousand Arms (1999)   (Executive Producer)
Bomberman Fantasy Race (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena (1998)   (Producer)
Guilty Gear (1998)   (Producer)
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Tail Concerto (1998)   (Executive Producer)
Persona (1996)   (Atlus U.S.A. Staff)


WWE 2K16 (2016)   (DIGITAL HEARTS USA Inc.)
Snowboard Kids (1997)   (Translate Staff)
Wacky Races (1991)   (U.S.A. Staff)


Lord of Arcana (2010)   (Executive Advisor)


Dungeon Siege III (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Rockin' Kats (1991)   (Special Thanks)
Spud's Adventure (1991)   (Thanks)


WWE 2K17 (2017)   (Digital Hearts USA Inc.)
WWE 2K18 (2017)   (Digital Hearts USA Inc.)
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (2008)   (President)
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006)   (President & CEO)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006)   (President & CEO)
Trap Gunner (1998)   (Atlus U.S. Staff)
Peak Performance (1997)   (Atlus US Staff)
Super Widget (1993)   (A.S.I. Staff)

Developer Biography

John Yamamoto was the European CEO of Square Enix, Ltd. until May 2007, when he replaced Daishiro Okado as President. In this role, he remains CEO of the European division and also acts as the CEO of the American division Square Enix, Inc.

Last updated: May 01, 2007