Motomu Toriyama News

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Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months ago

Toriyama, Hamaguchi and Endo talk Final Fantasy VII Remake in their full Ultimania interview

Game8 has kindly posted a full English translation of the Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania interview with co-directors Motomu Toriyama and Naoki Hamaguchi as well as battle director Teruki Endo. They discuss how they came to the projec...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months ago

Composer Mitsuto Suzuki talks working with co-director Motomu Toriyama on FFVII Remake

Famitsu has continued their interview series with the staff behind Final Fantasy VII Remake's music and their latest installment is with composer Mitsuto Suzuki. As part of his interview he discussed working with co-director Motomu Toriy...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months ago

Motomu Toriyama talks being incharge of Final Fantasy VII Remake's music

Famitsu has recently posted an interview with Motomu Toriyama, one of the co-directors of Final Fantasy VII Remake. This is the first in a new series of interviews regarding Final Fantasy VII Remake's music. Toriyama confirms he's overse...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 3 months ago

Co-Director Toriyama made the decision to make VII Remake's soundtrack dynamic and modern

Square Enix has released Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake – Episode 4: Music and Sound Effects and in it producer Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that it was co-director Motomu Toriyama who made the decision to change the soundtrack to a style where t...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 3 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy staff farewell Japanese version of the game

With the Japanese version of Mobius Final Fantasy recently coming to an end, key staff behind the game shared messages to farewell the ground breaking game that was one of very few games actually developed internally by Square Enix under the Business...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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) Tetsuya Nomura (Director & Concept Design) Kazushige Nojima (Story & Scenario) Naoki Hamaguchi (Co-Director – Game Design / Programming) Motomu...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 4 months 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. You can read what he said in full below thanks to 黒凧 BlackKite. 4Gamer:...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 5 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 Final Fantasy VII Remake while Final Fantasy VII's composer Nobuo Uematsu has...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 7 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 from this is the reveal of the game's second co-director,...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 11 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 previous two Final Fantasy XIII novellas. The novella largely takes place...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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...