Category LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII

Motomu Toriyama’s LIGHTNING RETURNS Complete Official Guide Forward

Included in Piggyback’s The Complete Official Guide for LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is of course a forward from Director, Motomu Toriyama. You can read it below. “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a very special game for us. It is the result of several years’ work on the trilogy, with all of the team’s […]

LIGHTNING RETURNS met sales expectations- Shinji Hashimoto

At Lucca Comics & Games 2016, Shinji Hashimoto the FINAL FANTASY series Brand Manager had a few big things to say. Thanks go to GamerClick & KH13.com for the tips and translations. Q. “I want to ask why they felt the necessity of making the third chapter of Fabula Nova Crystallis and hence close with […]

Toriyama’s original concept for LIGHTNING RETURNS

In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Ultimania, Motomu Toriyama has revealed his original concept for the game. You can read it below thanks to a little microchu’s meadow. Q6 – What kind of a concept did Toriyama-san suggest in the beginning? Toriyama: The key words were “World Driven.” For this installment, I wanted to […]

How Yuji Abe became Game Design Director for LIGHTNING RETURNS

In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Ultimania, Yuji Abe and Motomu Toriyama explained how Abe was placed in-charge of Game Design for the game after working on the battle system for XIII and XIII-2. Thanks go to a little microchu’s meadow for the translation. Q5 – Please tell us how Abe-san, who had been […]

Toriyama explains Hope’s form in LR & Lightning’s relationship status

In the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII Ultimania, Director Motomu Toriyama explained why they went with Hope’s form from FINAL FANTASY XIII in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII and shared his personal feelings about Lightning being in a relationship. You can read it below thanks to The Garden of Everything. – Is there a specific […]

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 4Gamer.net, 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, […]