Hiromichi Tanaka

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Hiromichi Tanaka in London, England, January 2007

Hiromichi Tanaka (田中 弘道 Tanaka Hiromichi?, born January 7, 1962) is a Japanese video game developer, game producer, game director and game designer. He is currently Senior Vice President of Software Development at Square Enix (formerly Square) and the head of Square Enix's Product Development Division 3. He is best known as the lead developer of Final Fantasy XI, Square's first massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), and oversees ongoing development of that title and Final Fantasy XIV. He also recently led the development of the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy III, having worked in a senior role on the original version of the game in 1990.

In 1983, Tanaka dropped out of Yokohama National University along with Hironobu Sakaguchi to join Square, a newly formed software branch of the Denyuusha Electric Company. Along with Sakaguchi and Kazuhiko Aoki, Tanaka was part of Square's original Planning and Development department.

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