Motomu Toriyama News

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 4 days ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before English cover revealed

Yen Press has released the cover for their English release of Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before. The art used is of course the same as the original Japanese release but features some nice text edits just like there was for Final Fan...

Final Fantasy XIII - 2 months ago

Read a preview for Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero: Promise

The long awaited release of Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero: Promise in English is only days away and Yen Press has released a free preview for this exciting release. This sneak peek features the first chapter titled "Encounter" which fo...

Final Fantasy XIII - 3 months ago

Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero: Promise English cover revealed

With its release on April 30 fast approaching Yen Press has released the official English cover for Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero: Promise. It features the same artwork as the Japanese, French and German releases but has the text styli...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 4 months ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments After to be released in English on October 29, 2019

Yen Press has revealed that they will be releasing Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments After in English on October 29, 2019. The 224 page novella was written by Jun Eishima and conceived by Final Fantasy XIII series director Motomu Toriyama ...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 7 months ago

Motomu Toriyama talks Mobius Final Fantasy Act 2: Warrior of Despair

With the second season of Mobius Final Fantasy kicking off in the global version, Square Enix has decided to release official English translations of the interviews with the dev team that were posted on the Final Fantasy Portal Site in Japan earlier ...

Final Fantasy XIII - 9 months ago

Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero -Promise- finally releasing in English on April 23, 2019

Back in August, Yen Press revealed that they would be releasing Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before in English on April 23, 2019. This caused some confusion since Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero -Promise- had never been released in English and wa...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 9 months ago

Masashi Hamauzu likes Etro's Champion more than Blinded by Light

Masashi Hamauzu, the composer of Final Fantasy XIII and one of 3 composers for its sequels Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has revealed on Twitter he likes Etro's Champion more than Blinded by Light. He also spoke about the making of the track and gave praise to...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 10 months ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before to finally release in English on April 23, 2019

Yen Press has announced that they will release Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before in English on April 23, 2019. The prequel novella to Final Fantasy XIII-2 was conceived by director Motomu Toriyama and lead scenario writer Daisuke Watanabe and written by Jun Eishima who also wrote Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 10 months ago

Motomu Toriyama talks Mobius Final Fantasy season 2

To celebrate the launch of the second season of Mobius Final Fantasy in Japan, the Final Fantasy Portal Site released an interview with the director of the game, Motomu Toriyama. Toriyama talks about the structure of the season, how it's different to the first season, teases the possibility of free quests,...


Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia - 11 months ago

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia's scenario is written by a Brave Exvius and XIII-2 writer

Square Enix Business Division 4 hasn't wanted to release any credits for their mobile games such as Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia or Final Fantasy Record Keeper but thankfully the person incharge of the scenario for Opera Omnia has revealed her involvement herself. Nanako Saito has revealed via her personal website...

Final Fantasy XIII - 1 year ago

Masashi Hamauzu talks Final Fantasy XIII and working with Motomu Toriyama

Earlier this year, Final Fantasy XIII's composer Masashi Hamauzu had an indepth interview with Japanese website 2083. In this interview he discussed various things but in particular spoke about his work on the Final Fantasy XIII series and with its director Motomu Toriyama. He also talked about how video games do...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 year ago

Mobius Final Fantasy staff respond to fan comments on the FFVII Fatal Calling event

To celebrate the conclusion of the Final Fantasy VII 20th anniversary event titled Fatal Calling in the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy, members of the development team have responded to comments from fans on the event. This includes producer Yoshionri Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, battle design director Takashi Shiraga and...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 year ago

Kitase, Toriyama and Watanabe respond to fans about the FFX event in Mobius

To celebrate the completion of the large scale Final Fantasy X event in the Japanese version of Mobius Final Fantasy that helps bride the gap between Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, key staff behind the game have responded to fans comments on the event. This includes producer Yoshinori Kitase,...

- 1 year ago

Final Fantasy developers name the best game in the series

To celebrate the launch of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PlayStation 4, Square Enix asked many current Final Fantasy developers which title they consider to be the best in the Final Fantasy series. Yoshinori Kitase The Best: Final Fantasy V Why: I like all the Final Fantasy games, but let me choose Final...

- 2 years ago

Toriyama, Nojima and Watanabe supervised Fortune Street 30th Anniversary's scenario

Fortune Street Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary was released this week in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and some players have uploaded the credits online which revealed something pretty cool. The game's scenario was supervised by some legendary Square Enix writers in Motomu Toriyama, Kazushige Nojima and...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 years ago

Mobius Final Fantasy was something Motomu Toriyama wanted to do for years

Motomu Toriyama, director of the most Final Fantasy games ever has revealed in the 2nd anniversary livestream for Mobius Final Fantasy that the game was his chance to finally tell a continuous, never ending story. Toriyama explained that his favourite film series is Otoko wa Tsurai yo, a series of 48...