Motomu Toriyama News

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Mobius Final Fantasy - 29 days 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 revea...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 4 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, ...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 4 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...

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia - 4 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 ...

Final Fantasy XIII - 7 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 10 months 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,...


- 11 months 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...

- 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 years ago

Motomu Toriyama and Kazushige Nojima appear in 2nd anniversary stream for Mobius Final Fantasy

Square Enix has celebrated the upcoming 2nd anniversary of Mobius Final Fantasy launching in Japan in style. In a cafe instead of the usual place they spent 3 hours talking about the game. The stream kicked off with producer Yoshinori Kitase and project leader Naoki Hamaguchi discussing the upcoming updates including...


Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII - 6 years ago

Lightning Returns Q&A With Kitase, Toriyama

At the recent Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII preview event we were able to sit down with Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama. Kitase started things off by talking about his vision for Lightning Returns. This started by talking about how Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 shipped 9.7 million...

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII - 6 years ago

Toriyama Hints at More Final Fantasy XIII?

Back in May, Square Enix released the last DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2 which was the Requiem of the Goddess pack. However, we may be getting more content for the Final Fantasy XIII series. Motomu Toriyama was recently interviewed by Famitsu.com at the Taipei Game Developers Conference. They asked Toriyama if...

Final Fantasy Haeresis XIII - 7 years ago

Toriyama Revives Final Fantasy Haeresis XIII

Motomu Toriyama, one of the main visionaries behind Final Fantasy XIII, has revealed to the Japanese press that Final Fantasy Haeresis XIII is very much alive, and has been for many years. In fact, the trademark expiration was just to put people off the scent. When speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu,...