The Last Story is a “very-Sakaguchi-san like title”, says Kitase

Thursday, 18th February 2010 10:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The Last Story

The Last Story looks like a Final Fantasy rip-off, right? Not so, according to FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase.

More of a Hironobu Sakaguchi game, innit.

“It’s a very Sakaguchi-san-like title,” he said to Kotaku.

“I don’t really feel like the name The Last Story really overlaps with Final Fantasy because Sakaguchi-san probably just wanted a simple straightforward title that Japanese users can pick up and understand.”

Nearly six years ago, Sakaguchi left Square Enix and the Final Fantasy series to start his own developer Mistwalker, which is making The Last Story.

The game was revealed last month at a Nintendo meeting, although nothing else on it was revealed other then the logo you see above.

It’ll be out in Japan by the end of the year. FFXIII, meanwhile, is due out on March 9 in the west.



  1. Erthazus

    I don’t know nothing about this title, but from the title perspective it looks like a complete RIP OFF and NO ONE GIVES A SHIT.

    Sakaguchi is Feckin’ done. He tried everything in this planet. He tried Dragon Quest in Blue Dragon and it sucked ass. He tried Final Fantasy X 10 with Lost Odyssey. (If this would be FF12 so i’m glad he is not at Square Enix anymore), now he wants to ressurect old school JRPG FF with The Last Shit Story. He can’t sell games like FF no matter what (bad or decent they are), so he moved now to Wii and trying to make money again…

    Sakaguchi-san do us a favor, GET OUT!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Scyrenn

    I do not agree with the previous statement.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. jkoz

    Nor do I.

    #3 5 years ago

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