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 X / X-2 HD Remaster - 5 years ago

Kitase Talks Original Concept For Final Fantasy X And More

Only about a month and a half left until the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster comes out in Japan and Yoshinori Kitase has sat down to discuss some interesting information regarding the game's original development. According to Kitase, ori...

Square Enix - 5 years ago

Final Fantasy Committee Created To Ensure Quality Of Future Titles

Although Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has steadily grown in popularity and Final Fantasy XV's recent revamp has had many fans talking, Square Enix has decided that it's in their best interest to form a Final Fantasy Committee for quality assuran...

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII - 5 years ago

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Behind The Scenes Video Series Begins

Square Enix has started a brand new behind the scenes video series called Inside the Square and this is the first time the company has ever had a behind the scenes video for a major Final Fantasy title. This first part is all about the characters and...


Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII - 5 years ago

Kitase Compares Lightning Returns To Dark Souls

Good news folks, Square Enix are back to talking about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII again and this time they're talking about the gameplay in a bit more depth. As part of this, when asked to describe the gameplay by Famitsu Maga...

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII - 5 years ago

The Coliseum Will Return In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

It seems as though the Coliseum from Final Fantasy XIII-2 is set to return in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, although it might be in a different form. When speaking to French website Final Fantasy Dream, Yoshinori Kitase said tha...

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 a...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 6 years ago

Kitase Notes That Final Fantasy XIII-2 Story DLC Wasn't Very Good

Most people who pumped down some money for it already know this, but Square Enix has admitted that the story downloadable content for Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn't very good. The admission came from the game's executive producer, Yoshinori Kitase, who was talking to fan sites at a recent forum for Lightning...

Square Enix - 6 years ago

Details on North American Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event Unveiled

Today Square Enix North America dished out some details regarding their Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event. The event kicks off on August 31 from 1PM to 9PM PST at the ACT Theatre in Seattle (700 Union Street) and takes place in conjunction with the anniversary event that's going on in Tokyo. Attendees...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 6 years ago

Nomura: No Final Fantasy VII Anytime Soon

As a part of their anniversary feature on Final Fantasy VII, Famitsu got down in an interview with character designer designer Tetsuya Nomura. Within the interview Nomura reveals that they really would like to work on a remake for Final Fantasy VII, however they don't plan on doing that any time...


Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy X HD: A Remaster, Not Remake

Back in September, Square Enix announced that they'll be having an HD release of Final Fantasy X for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita without any additional details, such as if it's a remake or remaster of the original title. Recently however, we've finally recieved a specification about the upcoming...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

More Unannounced DLC Planned For Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix Members have released a video interview with Final Fantasy XIII-2 Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama where the duo talk about the reception and what it was like developing the game. They also touch on the topic of downloadable content. Kitase first noted that the team's key...

Final Fantasy Type-0 - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy Type-0: Chance for Western Localization

It was only a month and a day ago on October 27 that Final Fantasy Type-0 was released in Japan, meanwhile fans in the West continued to wonder when and if the game would ever be localized. Don't give up yet as Producer Yoshinori Kitase may have just flashed us...


Square Enix - 7 years ago

Square Enix Aims To Shorten Development Time for Final Fantasy Titles

In a recent interview by Game Reactor, Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase states that Square Enix is aiming to shorten the development cycles for its future Final Fantasy titles. Kitase says that he's learned a lesson from the development of Final Fantasy XIII. He mentions that although it was reasonable...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Save File Bonus and Hope's Importance

The Japanese Xbox.com conducted an interview with Final Fantasy XIII-2 Producer Yoshinori Kitase. A word of advice: Save those save files folks! Kitase confirmed that players who still have a Final Fantasy XIII save file will be receiving a special bonus in Final Fantasy XIII-2. There aren't any specifics yet...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

Quick Q & A with Final Fantasy XIII-2 Producer

Famitsu.com conducted a quick Q & A with Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase in London during its European media tour. For the first part of the event, fans got treated to 10 minutes of footage, which included the Sunleth Waterscape and guest battles with Snow. Kitase teased that they also...


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets 1-2 DLC Updates Per Month

Yoshinori Kitase has told Dengeki Playstation some new details about Final Fantasy XIII-2 this week and the main point of discussion is downloadable content. Kitase has said that there will be a large amount of content for the game. As a rough schedule, he says that the game will receive one...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII-2 : Chocobo Racing, Casinos, and DLC Galore!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed quite a bit at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 regarding the content that we can look forward to in the upcoming title. One new addition to Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the inclusion of an amusement center full of mini games, much like Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 7 years ago

New Final Fantasy XIII-2 Details

Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have released more information for Final Fantasy XIII-2 today with five new screens and a narrated trailer to keep us in wait for the final game in 2012. The new screens that have been shown show the revamped battle system as well as some screenshots of...