Yoshinori Kitase News

One of the most celebrated individuals in the history of Final Fantasy, Yoshinori Kitase served as director on Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII.

Since then, Kitase has acted as producer and following his work on the Final Fantasy XIII Saga, he is now hard at work on the Final Fantasy VII Remake.


Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 month ago

Kitase talks Final Fantasy series future and the V and VI remasters

While producer Yoshinori Kitase was at PAX West 2017 to promote Mobius Final Fantasy, Kotaku asked him what he's learned from making the game that he will bring to console games. "When we release console games, it takes about two to thre...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 month ago

Mobius Final Fantasy originally had a very different battle system

At PAX West 2017, producer Yoshinori Kitase brought a look at the development of Mobius Final Fantasy. Kitase revealed that originally the game had a very different battle system. In this early system you move the cursor around and then ...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy uses Mocap, Kitase answers fan questions

At PAX West 2017, producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that they use Mocap for Mobius Final Fantasy. The Mocap actor for Cloud was Kaori Kawabuchi, who was also the motion actress for Gentiana in Final Fantasy XV. She was chosen by the Mobius developme...


Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Kitase answers some of the big fan theories, teases possibility of doing a remake of FFVIII

Kotaku asked legendary Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase about some of the series' biggest fan theories and Kitase kindly answered. But that's not all, for both of the Final Fantasy VIII questions Kitase mentioned if they might do ...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Kitase confirms bringing Mobius to consoles is difficult due to platform policies

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Mobius Final Fantasy has confirmed that bringing the game to consoles is difficult due to platform holder policies. Console platform holders have their own policies for in-game-purchases and cross platfo...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Lightning Resurrection comes to Mobius Final Fantasy on September 5

At the Mobius Final Fantasy PAX West 2017 panel, producer Yoshinori Kitase has announced that the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIII event is coming to the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy on September 5, 2017. Titled 'Lightning...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Yoshinori Kitase holding a Mobius Final Fantasy panel at PAX West 2017

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Mobius Final Fantasy will be holding a panel on Mobius Final Fantasy at PAX West 2017. The panel will take place in the Hippogriff Theatre on September 1st from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The panel is being held to celebrate the first anniversary of the global...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 3 months ago

Mobius team discusses player feedback, growing the game and more with Pocket Gamer

In an interview with Pocket Gamer, producer Yoshinori Kitase and heads of global operations Hajime Umemura and Takashi Shiraga discussed player feedback and growing the game. When reflecting on the game's journey from launch to now Kitase said "As the first Square Enix directed mobile title on a global scale, I...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 3 months ago

Full staff for Mobius Final Fantasy finally revealed, many working on VII Remake

The first season of Mobius Final Fantasy recently came to an end in Japan with Chapter VIII, Part 2 and at the end of it was full credits for Mobius Final Fantasy. This revealed many of the other staff working on the game and it includes many staff who have previously...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 3 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy dev team releases message for the global version's first anniversary

Today is the 1st anniversary for the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy and to celebrate Square Enix has released a video message from 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...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 months ago

Famitsu does another Best RPG Poll, FF featured heavily with comments from Tabata and Kitase

Famitsu commonly holds polls and in June 2017 they held one for Best RPGs. As usual, Final Fantasy featured heavily. The poll had more than 2,000 counted votes and Famitsu provided some of the comments from those who voted. They even got comments from Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 5 months ago

Business Division 1 recruitment page goes up, other original FFVII staff involved with Remake

Square Enix has finally put up a recruitment page for Business Division 1, the Square Enix Japan studio headed by producer Yoshinori Kitase. Business Division 1 was formed in December 2013 with the team behind Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and has since released Mobius Final Fantasy for iOS, Android and...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 8 months ago

Kitase talks VII Remake voicing and latest artwork

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake has discussed the voicing and latest artwork for the game in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation. Kitase revealed most of the voice acting has been finished for the main story. However it's not clear if he is referring to all episodes...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 9 months ago

Kitase talks VII Remake and asked about a remake for VI

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake and head of Square Enix Business Division 1 has discussed the latest progress on the game in an interview with Famitsu. Kitase says "We're currently brushing up the scene from the announcement trailer. We can now see the line of quality that...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 9 months ago

Final Fantasy VII Remake event coming to Global version of Mobius Final Fantasy in February

Square Enix has confirmed via the official Mobius Final Fantasy Facebook page that the Final Fantasy VII Remake event is coming to the Global version of Mobius Final Fantasy next month. This event was originally held in the Japanese version of the game in December 2015 after the Final Fantasy VII...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 year ago

Mobius Final Fantasy Arriving In The West Soon

Soon good news for mobile gamers today, as legendary Final Fantasy creator Yoshinori Kitase has said that Mobius Final Fantasy will be arriving for Western gamers to play in the "not-so-distant future". Speaking on the Final Fantasy Portal App on the 1st anniversary of Mobius Final Fantasy's Japanese release, Kitase said...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy VII Remake Series Compared To Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy

Square Enix has confirmed that each part of the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake will offer plenty of content, with Yoshinori Kitase comparing it to the Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy. In an interview with Game Informer, Kitase offered some insight into how content will be spread across the various Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years ago

Speculation: Final Fantasy VII Remake To Feature Advent Children Cast

In a recent interview with Dengeki PlayStation, Tetsuya Nomura and Yoshinori Kitase discuss a bit about the Final Fantasy VII Remake's voice acting and in a way have hinted that the Advent Children cast might be reprising their roles. “Basically," Nomura states, "it will be fully voiced. We still haven’t decided...