Category Motomu Toriyama

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY Dev Team Message for 1 Year Anniversary

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY’s global version, members of the development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama along with project leader Naoki Hamaguchi, composer Mitsuto Suzuki and battle design director Takashi Shiraga shared messages via a video.   Advertisements

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY was something Motomu Toriyama wanted to do for years

Motomu Toriyama, director of the most FINAL FANTASY games ever has revealed in the 2nd anniversary livestream for MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY that the game was his chance to finally tell a continuous, never ending story. Toriyama explained that his favourite film series is Otoko wa Tsurai yo, a series of 48 instalments that ran from […]

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 […]

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 […]