Motomu Toriyama News

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Final Fantasy VII Remake - 3 days ago

Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake continues with Episode 2: Story and Characters

Square Enix has released the second episode of Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake and this one focuses on story and characters. It features Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Kazushige Nojima (Story & Scenario) and Motomu Toriyama (Co-Director ...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 13 days ago

Square Enix kicks off Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake with Episode 1: Introduction

Square Enix has kicked off a brand new video series about the making of Final Fantasy VII Remake with Episode 1: Introduction available now. This first episode features the following people: Yoshinori Kitase (Producer)...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 24 days ago

Co-director Motomu Toriyama is responsible for a lot of the dialogue in VII Remake's battles

Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed in an interview with 4Gamer.net that co-director Motomu Toriyama is responsible for a lot of the dialogue in the game, in particular outside of cutscenes and especially during battles....


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months ago

Kitase and Toriyama asked Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki to compose VII Remake

Ever since its announcement back in 2015, people have wondered who is composing the music for Final Fantasy VII Remake. Now we finally know. Square Enix has finally revealed that Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki are the composers for F...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 4 months ago

Motomu Toriyama is a co-director on Final Fantasy VII Remake, developer messages released

Square Enix has finally revealed what appears to be at least the majority of the main staff behind Final Fantasy VII Remake and with them messages from each, headlined by producer Yoshinori Kitase. But what is the biggest piece of news f...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 months ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments After English cover revealed

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

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 10 months 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 Fantasy XIII Episode Zero: Promise. The novella which is set between...

Final Fantasy XIII - 11 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 focuses on Lightning. Check it out here and make sure to g...

Final Fantasy XIII - 1 year 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 stylised differently. It of course credits Jun Eishima as the author as well...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 1 year 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 and lead scenario writer Daisuke Watanabe. It was originally released in Japan on...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 year 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 this year. The first interview is with director Motomu...

Final Fantasy XIII - 1 year 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 was of course released before Fragments Before in Japan, France...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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...