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-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 Sq...

Final Fantasy XV - 8 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 title...

Final Fantasy Versus XIII - 8 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...


Final Fantasy XIII - 8 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, D...

Square Enix - 8 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 o...

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...


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 due to the amounts of refinement an engine has to go through, it would...

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 the giant RPG franchise: Final Fantasy XV (15). Speaking to Xbox...

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 speaking to TechDigest, Kitase said "If it were...


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. In attendance will...

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-coaster ride with regards to releasing any form of downloadable content for the game,...

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 this week with plenty of video interviews, previews and the...


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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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...