Category Yoshinori Kitase

Kitase keeps FINAL FANTASY VI remake “pending”

In an interview with Famitsu, Yoshinori Kitase (one of the directors and writers of the game) was told “Please remake Final Fantasy VI!” Kitase replied “We’re currently working on Final Fantasy VII, so… I’m also asked the same from company staff, but I’m keeping it pending for now.”

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 […]

Toriyama & Kitase talk X-3, making sequels & Creature Create

In an interview with Famitsu for FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, Yoshinori Kitase & Motomu Toriyama talked about the possibility of FINAL FANTASY X-3 (This is from E3 2013, BEFORE Nojima’s novella & audio drama were released), making sequels and Creature Create. You can read it below thanks to Twitter user @bk2128. Famitsu: You first had […]

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY confirmed for the west

Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed via the FINAL FANTASY Portal App that MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY will be released overseas. When asked for an update regarding the overseas release Kitase had this say. “It’s coming along! And we hope to have the game available in the not-so-distant future! Look forward to the announcement!” – Kitase

Kitase & Toriyama’s FINAL FANTASY series 25th anniversary messages via Famitsu translated

For the 25th anniversary of the FINAL FANTASY series, Famitsu got messages from many FINAL FANTASY developers including Yoshinori Kitase & Motomu Toriyama. You can read them both below thanks to goldpanner. My strongest memory from work on the FF series is something that happened at the first planning meeting I went to for FFVI. “So […]

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 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, […]