Final Fantasy creator to reveal new project at Japan Expo 2014 [update]

Three years after the debut of The Last Story, Mistwalker's tragically underplayed Wii roleplaying epic, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi will debut his next project at Paris' Japan Expo 2014. Mistwalker's announcement offers no hints as to what Sakaguchi will present to fans, though it does note that along with his appearance at Japan Expo 2014, the famed producer will also attend the July 3 VideoGameStory Exhibition as guest of honor.

Full details on Japan Expo 2014 and information on how to attend can be found on the exhibition's website.

Update: According to Gematsu, the latest issue of Famitsu outs Sakaguchi's next project as mobile RPG Terra Battle. The free-to-play game is slated for release in September.
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Hironobu Sakaguchi Also Recognized as Guest of Honor at
VideoGameStory Exhibition in Paris

PARIS - July 1, 2014 - Game design studio and publisher Mistwalker today announced that Hironobu Sakaguchi, the company's founder and creator of the renowned FINAL FANTASY series, will be attending Japan Expo 2014 in Paris. In addition, Sakaguchi will also be the main Guest of Honor at the VideoGameStory Exhibition in Paris on July 3. At both events, Sakaguchi will discuss the highlights of his career, express his vision for the video game industry and present a world exclusive presentation about his next project.

A videogame icon, Sakaguchi joined the Publisher Square Co., Ltd in 1986 before becoming its Executive Vice President in 1991. He was consecrated as an executive producer of the worldwide-acclaimed video game saga Final Fantasy. In 2004, he founded Mistwalker Studio, where he produced numerous critically acclaimed role playing games such as Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey and The Last Story.

At Japan Expo and VideoGameStory, Sakaguchi will deliver a lecture on the large "Video Game" stage; the Japan Expo lecture will take place on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 5.45 p.m. CEST, while the VideoGameStory lecture will take place on Thursday July 3, 2014 at 4.30 pm. CEST.

During both events, fans will have access to interviews and signing sessions with Sakaguchi at the following times:

Japan Expo - July 2, 2014
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Press interviews
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Conference and Q&A session
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - PhotoCall with fans
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Signing session with fans
VideoGameStory - July 3, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Press interviews
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Conference and Q&A session
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Fan signing session
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About Mistwalker
Established in 2004, Mistwalker is led by Hironobu Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi was former President of Square LA, Inc. (now Square USA, Inc.) and Executive Vice President of Square Co., Ltd., Mistwalker produced number of role-playing games. Including Blue Dragon in 2006, Lost Odyssey for Xbox 360 and The Last Story in 2010 for Nintendo Wii.

Mistwalker is focused on Development, Production and Distribution of games and other software, visual contents, character goods and Music publishing. The company also offers Producing, Consulting and marketing development services for entertainment contents.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.