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 XIII - 8 years ago

Square Enix: Crystal Tools A Mistake

Speaking to GameInformer in a post Final Fantasy XIII release interview, Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy XIII, has revealed that creating the Crystal Tools engine for Final Fantasy XIII was a mistake. Kitase stated that du...

Final Fantasy XV - 8 years ago

Square-Enix Are Already Discussing Final Fantasy XV

With Final Fantasy XIII very close to release on Western shores, and Final Fantasy XIV expected to be released worldwide later this year, Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy XIII, is already talking about the next numbered instalment to t...

Final Fantasy VII - 8 years ago

Kitase: Final Fantasy VII Remake Might Be Possible

There has been a ton of speculation about a Final Fantasy VII remake ever since Square Enix showed off the Final Fantasy VII tech demo and Yoshinori Kitase, one of the minds behind Final Fantasy VII, has stoked the fire even more. When...


Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

European Final Fantasy XIII Launch Party Announced

Square-Enix have announced today that there will be a separate launch party for Final Fantasy XIII in the United Kingdom. Fans of the game may want to head to London to enjoy an evening with some of the development team, as well as other excited fans...

Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

Kitase and Toriyama Not Planning Any DLC For Final Fantasy XIII

Producer and director Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have come out yet again to speak about Final Fantasy XIII and its incoming downloadable content. Here's the catch, it's not coming. The developer seems to be on a roller-coaste...

Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII Media Blowout, Tons of Media and Interviews

With the release date of one of the industry's biggest and most anticipated titles drawing ever closer, gamers just can't help but fidget in their seats as they endure the excruciating countdown. Fortunately, there's been a rather huge media blowout ...


Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

Kitase Interested in 3D Final Fantasy XIII

An interview by UK's official PlayStation community with Final Fantasy XIII's producer and designer, Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, has revealed some interesting bits of information about their latest game. Among an assortment of questions from the community, one of them asked if Square-Enix would consider releasing Final Fantasy XIII...

Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 Case Confirms DLC

GameStop has posted the back of Final Fantasy XIII's box for the Xbox 360, and it reveals a few interesting details. On the back, it mentions various things, but the one that is most interesting is "Game-content Downloads'. Recently, in a Dutch Official Playstation Magazine issue there was an interview with...

Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII Fastest FF Release Ever

Fans of Final Fantasy should be pretty happy with Square Enix right now, not only because of the announcement of the March 9, 2010 release date, but the facts behind it. Previously the Final Fantasies with the closest Japanese and North American release dates were Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy...


Final Fantasy XIII - 8 years ago

FFXIII Theme Song and Character News Released

It looks like the news just keeps rolling in! Thanks to a recent news story on the Japanese television channel "Mezamashi TV," we've been treated to a bit of the theme song for Final Fantasy XIII. The singer's name is Sugawara Sayuri, and the name of the song is "Kimi...

Final Fantasy Versus XIII - 8 years ago

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Development Should Be Swift

After a long lack of news from any Fabula Nova Crystallis franchise other than Final Fantasy XIII, it seems we're now getting back on track with the other big names. At Gamescom 2009, Yoshinori Kitase reports that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will have a development time "comparatively faster" than XIII's...

Final Fantasy XIII - 9 years ago

No Japanese Voice Option In Final Fantasy XIII For Xbox 360

IGN recently had the chance to talk to Yoshinori Kitase about Final Fantasy XIII, and one of the things discussed was the option to have the Japanese voice work present in the Western versions of the game. This is something that many Western gamers crave, as typically the English voice...


Dissidia Final Fantasy - 9 years ago

Dissidia: Final Fantasy Q&A Session

As mentioned in the previous three parts, Final Fantasy Union had the opportunity to interview Yoshinori Kitase, Dissidia's Producer, and Takeshi Arakawa, Dissidia's Director. The event took place in London, England and as well as interviewing the development staff, the opportunity to play the game was also offered. Please feel...

Dissidia Final Fantasy - 9 years ago

New Characters In Western Dissidia, Amongst Other Additions

Welcome to Part Three of Final Fantasy Union's Dissidia Interview series. As mentioned in the previous parts, Final Fantasy Union was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Dissidia: Final Fantasy Director Takeshi Arakawa and Producer Yoshinori Kitase and ask them about the forth coming Dissidia's western release....

Dissidia Final Fantasy - 9 years ago

No DLC Planned For Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Welcome to Part Two of Final Fantasy Union's Dissidia Interview series. As mentioned in yesterday's Part One, Final Fantasy Union very recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dissidia: Final Fantasy Director Takeshi Arakawa and Producer Yoshinori Kitase and ask them about the forth coming Dissidia's western release. One particular...


Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy - 9 years ago

Dissidia II Dependant On Western Sales

In a recent Dissidia press tour helmed by Dissidia: Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Takeshi Arakawa, Final Fantasy Union had the opportunity to ask about a series of topics concerning the forth coming western release of Dissidia. Furthermore, as Square Enix was happy to cover a wide range of...

Final Fantasy XIII - 9 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII DLC Will Not Happen

When Final Fantasy XIII was announced on the Xbox 360 earlier this year, one of the main questions people had revolved around the utilisation of Xbox Live, and to a lesser extend the Playstation Network. Would they allow for online modes and perhaps Downloadable Content (DLC) to enhance the story? From...