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 VII Remake - 1 year ago

Kitase, Nomura and Nojima talk VII Remake in their full Ultimania interview

The Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania book has released in Japan bringing with it tons of new details on the game. As part of it is a brand new interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura and writer Kazushige Nojim...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 1 year ago

Naoki Hamaguchi and Yoshinori Kitase look back and talk some changes in VII Remake

Square Enix has released another interview with co-director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase following Final Fantasy VII Remake's release. In it Hamaguchi talks about his experiences coming into the project as a fan of the o...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 1 year ago

Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake concludes with Episode 5: Graphics and Visual Effects

Square Enix has released the (unfortunately) final part of their Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake video series with Episode 5: Graphics and Visual Effects. It features Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Masaaki Kazeno (Character Modelling Direc...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 1 year ago

Square Enix shows off a PC version of Final Fantasy VII Remake

As part of a video message from producer Yoshinori Kitase thanking fans for waiting for the game, Square Enix has been silly and publicly shown footage of the game from a PC version. The game footage comes with the text "Gameplay capture...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 1 year 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 the...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 1 year ago

Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake continues with Episode 3: Combat and Action

Square Enix has released the third episode of Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake and this one focuses on combat and action. It features Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Teruki Endo (Battle Director), Naoki Hamaguchi (Co-Director – Game Design /...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years 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 – Scenario Design). You can check it out below. ...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years ago

Hamaguchi teases endgame content and expansion to Shinra Manor in Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has released a new interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase and co-director Naoki Hamaguchi. At the end of the interview they are asked about secrets and hidden bosses and Hamaguchi answers We can’t say exactly how much there is - we want to keep some surprises...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years 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 - 2 years ago

Yoshinori Kitase interviewed by wrestler Kenny Omega

To help promote Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix has had the executive vice president of All Elite Wrestling (never heard of it) Kenny Omega interview producer Yoshinori Kitase. In this interview he talks about some favourites, working on the original game and more. You can check it out below. Kitase's answers...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years 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 - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy VII Remake delayed to April 10, 2020

Producer Yoshinori Kitase has announced that they are delaying Final Fantasy VII Remake's worldwide release date to April 10, 2020 in order to give the team more time to polish the game. Here is a message he shared. “We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 years 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,...

Square Enix - 2 years ago

Triple Triad creator and Dirge of Cerberus director Takayoshi Nakazato now works at Luminous

Yoshinori Kitase, a member of Square Enix's Board of Directors not to mention many other roles has revealed in an interview with Game Informer looking back on Final Fantasy VIII, that the creator of the classic mini-game Triple Triad, Takayoshi Nakazato is now working at the Square Enix owned studio...

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 years ago

Inside Final Fantasy VIII Remastered with Kitase, Hashimoto and Naora released

Square Enix has released the sixth installment in their ongoing 'Inside Final Fantasy' series of videos and this one covers Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. It features Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy VIII Director and co-writer + Supervisor on Final Fantasy VIII Remastered), Shinji Hashimoto (Producer) and Yusuke Naora (Final Fantasy VIII Art...


Final Fantasy VIII - 2 years ago

Yoshinori Kitase would like a remake of Final Fantasy VIII done by younger staff

Yoshinori Kitase, the director of the original Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII has been serving as producer on Final Fantasy VII Remake for nearly six years. Following the recent release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and with the first part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series' release...

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 years ago

Yoshinori Kitase oversaw the remastering of Final Fantasy VIII, knows of that meme

Despite simply receiving a special thanks on the credits for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Yoshinori Kitase has revealed in an interview with Edamame Arcade Channel that he actually "oversaw the whole process" of remastering Final Fantasy VIII. This is nice to hear since as he points out, Kitase was the director...

Final Fantasy X-3 - 2 years ago

Kitase reconfirms they sadly can't do Final Fantasy X-3 until VII Remake is done

Game Informer recently had the chance to talk to Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of the Final Fantasy X series, the Final Fantasy VII Remake series, Mobius Final Fantasy and head of the company's Creative Business Unit I. In this they were talking about the Final Fantasy X series and the interviewer...