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.


Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster - 6 years ago

Final Fantasy X HD: A Remaster, Not Remake

Back in September, Square Enix announced that they'll be having an HD release of Final Fantasy X for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita without any additional details, such as if it's a remake or remaster of the original title. Rece...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

More Unannounced DLC Planned For Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix Members have released a video interview with Final Fantasy XIII-2 Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama where the duo talk about the reception and what it w...

Final Fantasy Type-0 - 6 years ago

Final Fantasy Type-0: Chance for Western Localization

It was only a month and a day ago on October 27 that Final Fantasy Type-0 was released in Japan, meanwhile fans in the West continued to wonder when and if the game would ever be localized. Don't give up yet as Producer Yoshinori Kitase may have just...


Square Enix - 6 years ago

Square Enix Aims To Shorten Development Time for Final Fantasy Titles

In a recent interview by Game Reactor, Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase states that Square Enix is aiming to shorten the development cycles for its future Final Fantasy titles. Kitase says that he's learned a lesson from th...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Save File Bonus and Hope's Importance

The Japanese Xbox.com conducted an interview with Final Fantasy XIII-2 Producer Yoshinori Kitase. A word of advice: Save those save files folks! Kitase confirmed that players who still have a Final Fantasy XIII save file will be receivi...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

Quick Q & A with Final Fantasy XIII-2 Producer

Famitsu.com conducted a quick Q & A with Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase in London during its European media tour. For the first part of the event, fans got treated to 10 minutes of footage, which included the Sunleth Wate...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets 1-2 DLC Updates Per Month

Yoshinori Kitase has told Dengeki Playstation some new details about Final Fantasy XIII-2 this week and the main point of discussion is downloadable content. Kitase has said that there will be a large amount of content for the game. As a rough schedule, he says that the game will receive one...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2 : Chocobo Racing, Casinos, and DLC Galore!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed quite a bit at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 regarding the content that we can look forward to in the upcoming title. One new addition to Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the inclusion of an amusement center full of mini games, much like Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

New Final Fantasy XIII-2 Details

Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have released more information for Final Fantasy XIII-2 today with five new screens and a narrated trailer to keep us in wait for the final game in 2012. The new screens that have been shown show the revamped battle system as well as some screenshots of...


Square Enix - 7 years ago

Kitase Thinking of Final Fantasy HD Collection if There is Demand

With HD graphics and sound being the standard for today's gaming, HD collections for all our favourite classics are coming to light with Sony and Ubisoft leading the way. Now, it seems Final Fantasy Producer Yoshinori Kitase might also be thinking of joining the HD remake bandwagon. Although there hasn't been...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

FFXIII-2: Over 100 Monsters To Recruit, Gotta Catch 'Em All

Final Fantasy XIII-2 shares many similarities with the original game, in fact, a whole lot of it will be extremely familiar with fans, from the various classes, paradigms and even the fast-paced Active-Time Battle system. Square Enix is, however, adding some interesting new features, including the ability to recruit monsters...

Final Fantasy Type-0 - 7 years ago

Kitase Expresses Concern Over Final Fantasy Type-0 Western Release

Type-0 is out in Japan this Summer, but we haven't heard a lick of anything regarding a Western release, be it in North America and Europe. We managed to sit down with game producer Yoshinori Kitase at E3 last week, but his reply is anything but hopeful. "As you may know...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

Brief Final Fantasy XIII-2 Story Details Revealed

Unless you've been living in a cave, you'll know that Final Fantasy XIII-2 was announced last week. However, while the game was announced, details have been very scarce. Small pieces of information have now started to trickle out from Square Enix though, as Dengeki magazine managed to score an interview with...

Final Fantasy XV - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy XV Development Time 'Hopefully' Shorter

Well, I said I got some interesting nuggets from my conversation with Yoshinori Kitase, but I bet you never thought you guys would be hearing anything about Final Fantasy XV, right? Well, I was speaking to him about how main series titles have slightly longer development cycles now, and he explained...

Final Fantasy Versus XIII - 7 years ago

Don't Expect Final Fantasy Versus XIII By 2011

If you do, you're going to be bitterly disappointed and that bitterness is going to stay in your mouth quite possibly until 2012 as Square Enix just "cant commit" to 2011 at this point. Darryl had the opportunity to talk to game producer Yoshinori Kitase at GamesCom and probed him about...


Final Fantasy XIII - 7 years ago

No Surprise If Final Fantasy XIII Hits Xbox 360s In Japan

Remember that good ol' rumour about Final Fantasy XIII hitting Japanese Xbox 360s? The rumour originated from a leak of a list of Xbox 360 achievements for the game on one of the largest and most reliable Japanese Xbox 360 sites. Well, Darryl had the chance to sit down with Final...

Square Enix - 7 years ago

Tetsuya Nomura Under Orders To Tweet

Alright well this isn't exactly Final Fantasy related news, but hey, it's about everyone's favourite designer, Tetsuya Nomura. Apparently, he's been spotted on Twitter, although according to him, he's only posting because he's "under orders" to do so. Now Square Enix's Yoichi Wada and Shinji Hashimoto have been known to be...

Square Enix - 8 years ago

More Titles In The Fabula Nova Crystallis Compilation

In an interesting interview with GameInformer, Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy XIII, basically confirmed that there are more titles in the Fabula Nova Crystallis compilation, besides Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Yoshinori Kitase's exact words when asked about future titles in the...