Monthly Archives: May 2016

Kitase & Toriyama talk making Blitzball, PS2 era development and making FF’s first ever direct sequel

In their E3 2013 interview with for FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, Yoshinori Kitase & Motomu Toriyama talked about how challenging it was to make Blitzball in FINAL FANTASY X. They mention how they were more involved than a Producer and Director usually are. They also in the process confirmed Blitzball was developed late in […]

Motomu Toriyama wrote the Lightning Strikes event in FINAL FANTASY XIV

Did you know Motomu Toriyama worked on FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn? Well now you do. As revealed by Naoki Yoshida at Tokyo Game Show 2013, the Lightning Strikes event that appeared in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn in collaboration with LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII was written by Motomu Toriyama himself. Big thanks […]

Motomu Toriyama added the Outerworld Services in LIGHTNING RETURNS in preparation for next-gen consoles

In an E3 2013 interview with, Yoshinori Kitase revealed Motomu Toriyama was the one behind the Outerworld Services in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. You can read a summary of what was then said below by Twitter user @bk2128 with light edits by me. After Kitase revealed Toriyama was the one who added the Outerworld Services, […]

Motomu Toriyama’s special FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster message translated

Like Yoshinori Kitase, Motomu Toriyama provided a special message for the Japanese release of FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster. The message is quite indepth and is very interesting so make sure you read it below. Big thanks to goldpanner for translating it.   Motomu Toriyama | FFX Event Director | FFX-2 Director FFX and FFX-2 are […]

Messages from Kitase & Toriyama for FINAL FANTASY XIII translated

The official Japanese website for FINAL FANTASY XIII includes messages from Yoshinori Kitase, the Producer of FINAL FANTASY XIII and Motomu Toriyama, the Director of FINAL FANTASY XIII. Twitter user bk2128 has kindly translated the best parts. You can read them below. “If I were asked what did I feel happy from developing a Final Fantasy [game], it’s […]

Sakaguchi & Tabata talk Kitase, Toriyama & XIII

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the FINAL FANTASY series and Hajime Tabata, the Head of Business Division 2 have mentioned Yoshinori Kitase, the Head of Business Division 1 & Motomu Toriyama, a legendary member of BD1, a few times in a new interview with Famitsu. I’ve taken out the interesting BD1-related parts and you can read […]

Legendary FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster arrives on Windows PC

The critically acclaimed and best selling FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster has finally arrived on Windows PC via Steam. Ported from PlayStation 4, you can now enjoy FINAL FANTASY X, Eternal Calm, FINAL FANTASY X-2, Last Mission and the infamous audio drama on PC for the very first time. Produced by  Yoshinori Kitase, Directed by […]