Tag Archives: Yoshinori Kitase
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 23:58 BST
Square Enix has reportedly put together an all-star team to oversee the Final Fantasy series as a whole, protecting the brand from disaster by keeping quality high.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 | 11:14 BST
Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase has suggested that European games are confined to an American style, and would like to see games from different regions defined by their own culture and styles.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | 12:04 BST
Final Fantasy X HD’s struggles & Lightning Returns: FF13′s ‘world driven’ play discussed by Square-Enix
Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD is a neat release if you’re a fan of the original games, but it hasn’t been an entirely smooth project for Square-Enix, while Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13′s ‘world driven’ play has proven to be a coding challenge on the company’s Crystal Tools engine. The heads of both projects have discussed their struggles in a new interview.
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 11:49 BST
This week’s Famitsu, via Andriasang, has a few more slim details regarding a promised announcement at a Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event. Producer Yoshinori Kitase said Square Enix will announce a new title in the Final Fantasy XIII series. The new game, if that’s what it is, has just gone into production, and is being called “Lightning Saga” until the official title is released on September 1. Good news for fans of FFXIII-2, less so for those hoping to hear something Versus XIII.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 07:16 BST
In an anniversary feature on Final Fantasy VII in this week’s Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII character designer turned director Tetsuya Nomura said a remake of the classic PSOne-era game isn’t the publisher’s top priority.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 17:56 GMT
The Last Story’s Hironobu Sakaguchi has said he can get a bit tired of people asking him about Final Fantasy, which he created, and that he completely trusts what producer Yoshinori Kitase is doing with the series.
Thu, Feb 02, 2012 | 07:43 GMT
Square Enix has teased downloadable story “volumes” for Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 | 02:46 GMT
Sun, Jan 01, 2012 | 10:03 GMT
Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase has said the PS3 and Vita re-releases of Final Fantasy X aren’t HD remasters of the original PS2 release, but rather a “remake”.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 13:23 GMT
With Final Fantasy XIII-2 arriving in the west early next year, Johnny Cullen talks to producer Yoshinori Kitase on how Square picked up the pace and the lessons learnt from FFXIII.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 21:50 GMT
Thu, Nov 24, 2011 | 09:22 GMT
“As far as how the sisterly love is depicted, I think that you will have a better sense of it once you play the game. As far as the differences between how they express their affections for each other, in Final Fantasy XIII Serah was a Crystal and Lightning, as an older sister, was trying to save her. Whereas Serah goes out looking for Lightning this time, who has mysteriously disappeared, it seems everyone has accepted the fact that she is gone, but she is determined to find Lightning and she has set off to go look for her. So you can tell that they are sisters, that they have similarities, strong determination and a strong core.” – Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase, speaking to RPGSite (via FFN) at a recent media event.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 22:28 GMT
With Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix hopes new tech has reduced the visual disparity between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 evident in Final Fantasy XIII.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 | 06:21 GMT
Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase thinks Square Enix has something to learn from rapid Western development.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 | 22:18 GMT
Square Enix isn’t going to pretend the popularity of action RPGs will go away if it shuts its eyes and covers it ears.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 | 14:52 BST
Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase has said there’ll be a huge amount of DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Speaking in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, Kitase said those who’ll play the game can expect up to one or two updates per month, which will multiple items of content, from costumes to enemies and weapons. He wouldn’t say how much the DLC to be, but did say it would find a good balance between quality and price.
FFXIII-2 releases in December in Japan, with it launching in the US on January 31 and February 3 in the UK for PS3 and 360. Thanks, Andriasang.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 13:00 BST
Square Enix dev Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII has now entered into full development.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 01:26 BST
Square Enix has dropped some new info on Final Fantasy XIII, and is teasing a TGS release date reveal.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 | 03:55 BST
Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2, replete with detail thanks to commentary from Yoshinori Kitase and the game director Motomu Toriyama.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 05:43 BST
Have a look at these new screens for Final Fantasy XIII-2, and judge for yourself if producer Yoshinori Kitase’s claims of it being a “completely different experience” are true.