FFXIII’s Toriyama: “I’d like to make a story where Lightning ends up happy”

Monday, 4 October 2010 10:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama has again said he’d like to do a sequel, having said in March that FFXIII-2 could happen if sales of the original allowed.

Toriyama has now said in an interview with a recently published FFXIII Omega guide that he wants to make a story where main character Lightning “ends up happy.”

FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase, speaking in the same interview, added that he wants to produce something that passes along the Fabula Nova Crystallis saga mythology, saying he wants to show elements that won’t make other games in the series, Final Fantasy Agito XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Asked if this was a FFXIII sequel, Kitase said he didn’t know, implying again that any decision would depend on “fan reaction.”

Toriyama then said: “I’d like to at some point make a story where Lightning ends up happy.”

A continuation of FFXIII was first hinted at following the release of the original back in March.

Kitase also confirmed in the interview the FFXIII dev team was working on its next big game.

Toriyama said the team wanted to add stuff into the new title which was previously in the planned DLC for FFXIII.

No FFXIII DLC due to differences

Speaking of the previously planned and now-binned DLC, Kitase and Toriyama said the content would have featured an area called “Seventh Ark”, which would have provided “quest-like play with free battles,” according to Andriasang.

The DLC won’t release thanks to differences between PSN and Xbox Live.

Next time, preparations would be made for DLC and online elements from the start, Kitase said.

Final Fantasy XIII released last December in Japan for PS3, with a western release this past March for PS3 and 360.

The game will release in Japan for 360 in December as an International Edition.