Category Motomu Toriyama

Motomu Toriyama is “incharge” of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY, still feels a strong desire to localise in Asia

If the past few years at Square Enix weren’t weird enough 2017 has kicked off the weirdest year in Square Enix history. In a video message from Square Enix developers from the first 4 Business Divisions, Motomu Toriyama appeared for the first time since 2014 (not including Kingsglaive special thanks and my autograph) with his […]

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 […]

FRONT MISSION EVOLVED’s original script “was quite long”, Double Helix provided feedback to Square

In an interview with Siliconera,┬áDavid Verfaillie, the Design Director at Double Helix Games revealed Motomu Toriyama’s original script for FRONT MISSION EVOLVED “was quite long” and that they provided feedback to Square. You can read the full quote below. Siliconera: Vice-versa. Did Double Helix assist with the story? Design Director: Yes, we also provided quite […]

No current plans to update X/X-2 HD on PS4, Toriyama directed LAST MISSION

Square Enix has confirmed to me there are sadly no current plans to update the PlayStation 4 version of FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster with auto-save, the in-game boosters or parameter changes. They also confirmed Motomu Toriyama directed FINAL FANTASY X-2 LAST MISSION.

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 […]