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  1. Gingerbread Lesbian

    [26/01/2012] Motomu Toriyama Unsure of Platform For Next Project

    What's next for Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and scenario writer for The 3rd Birthday? In an interview in Weekly Famitsu this week (summarized at Sokuho), Toriyama says that it's time for him to start his next project, but he's currently considering the platform. Toriyama's...
  2. Linnaete

    [26/01] What Kitase Keeps in Mind When Making a New Final Fantasy Title

    With Final Fantasy XIII-2 complete, Square Enix’s 1st Production team should be drafting ideas for the next game in the series. Speaking with Square Enix Members, producer Yoshinori Kitase shed some light on how the team creates a new numbered Final Fantasy game. "There are two things that I...
  3. Linnaete

    [08/11] FFXIII-2 Directors Discuss Paradigms, Battle Balance and Monster Collection

    [Seeing as I haven't done a news thread in ages. :hmph:] Dengeki PlayStation has an interview this week with Final Fantasy XIII-2 director Motomu Toriyama and battle director Yusuke Matsui. Paradigm Shifts You can now switch instantly between Paradigms. This will help out with the pacing...
  4. Gingerbread Lesbian

    [25/01] Toriyama and Kitase Share Final Fantasy XIII-2 Details

    The surprise announcement from Square Enix's 1st Production Department Premier event last week was Final Fantasy XIII-2. The direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII was announced as a Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 multiplatform title that will be released some time this year. Following the event...
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    Final Fantasy XIII Director Answers Your FFXIII Questions [3/18]

    Well, most of them. When we spoke with Motomu Toriyama, Director of Final Fantasy XIII, we brought your questions. In this interview we discuss Japanese voiceovers, the cut content, and lessons learned post development. When you sat down to create Final Fantasy XIII what did you have in mind...
  6. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Versus XIII, Agito XIII pushing for story-driven gameplay, says Toriyama [3/16]

    Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama has said Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII will be aiming for story-driven gameplay. Speaking during a session at GDC last week, his line suggests both games will take a linear path over an open world: something for which...
  7. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Future Final Fantasy titles to draw from Uncharted [3/13]

    What do Uncharted and Final Fantasy have in common? Not much at the moment, but that may be changing according to Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama. Speaking at GDC last night, Toriyama talked extensively about the recently released Final Fantasy XIII and the differences between...
  8. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Toriyama: Next story-driven Final Fantasy will be more open than FFXIII [3/11]

    Motomu Toriyama has said the next story-driven Final Fantasy game will be more open-world then Final Fantasy XIII’s mostly linear approach. Speaking with Gama, however, the FFXIII writer stressed how hard it was to try to get free-roaming stuff and towns into a game with the HD consoles...
  9. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Toriyama responds to FFXIII criticism with official statement [2/19]

    Hello there everyone. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 editions of FFXIII have finally been fully mastered and we are now eagerly awaiting the countdown to the worldwide release. I have just returned from a three week global media tour where I was interviewed by media people from a huge number of...
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    Final Fantasy will “probably never” become a first-person shooter, says Toriyama

    Square Enix's long in the making Final Fantasy XIII finally comes to North America in March, a game that is less like a traditional Japanese role-playing game, its creators say, and more like a first-person shooter like Call of Duty. That is how Final Fantasy XIII designer and writer Motomu...
  11. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Final Fantasy XIII: Your Questions Answered [2/12]

    As promised, the guys over at PlayStation.Blog US have had their own chance to talk Final Fantasy XIII with the game’s Producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and Director, Motomu Toriyama. I know that those of you eager to get your hands on the game (as I am!) will relish this opportunity for more insight...
  12. Linnaete

    FFXIII Staff Comments On Final Fantasy HD Remakes [2/9]

    Sony re-mastered God of War with HD graphics so how about doing the same thing with a Final Fantasy game? Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of Final Fantasy XIII, and director, Motomu Toriyama, Director, shared their thoughts with Europe’s PlayStation Blog. We don’t know the details about the HD...
  13. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Kitase and Toriyama confused by Wada FF comments

    Final Fantasy XIII developers Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have told the EU PS Blog they were both confused at Square president Yoichi Wada’s recent comments on the future of the RPG series. Last month, Wada said the release of FFXIII could see the death of “this type of game”, but...
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    Final Fantasy XIII: “overseas version is finally complete”

    MESSAGE FROM MOTOMU TORIYAMA Dear gamers in Europe, FINAL FANTASY XIII overseas version is finally completed. I am sorry for the long wait. At present, members of the development team in Japan are on a New Year holiday while awaiting an approval for the master disc. The overseas version was...
  15. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Final Fantasy XIII Devs Talk Battle System

    One day, we're going to look back with nostalgia on the Final Fantasy XIII developer interviews that periodically appeared in Famitsu. Today, the latest such interview hit with the latest Famitsu, now just one week before FFXIII sees release. In the interview, producer Yoshinori Kitasei and...
  16. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Kitase: DLC being considered for future Final Fantasy projects

    Square’s Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama told VG247 during GamesCom, that downloadable content is being considered for future Final Fantasy titles, but for now, nothing is set in stone for Final Fantasy XIII. “As far as DLC is concerned, there is no solid plan at the moment for FFXIII,” said...
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    Kitase: Final Fantasy titles shouldn’t take as long to develop in the future

    At GamesCom, Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama from Square Enix told VG247 that Final Fantasy games shouldn’t take as long to develop in the future. During the conversation, we mentioned CEO of Square Enix Yoichi Wada’s comment regarding the firm “taking too long to produce games”, to see if...
  18. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Kitase: No FFVII remake project “yet,” play PSN release “for the time being”

    Inevitably a question about an FFVII remakes had to asked at GamesCom, this time courtesy of VG247: VG247 at GamesCom: Will we ever see a remake of Final Fantasy VII? FFXIII’s Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, speaking through a translator: There’s no official project that’s up and running for...
  19. Gingerbread Lesbian

    GC09: Final Fantasy XIII Interview

    Can you talk about the personalities of the two protagonists, Snow and Lightning, in Final Fantasy XIII? Motomu Toriyama: Lightning has a very cool personality. Snow, meanwhile is a little on the hot side, he’s very passionate about things and outspoken, so a lot of the exchanges between these...
  20. Gingerbread Lesbian

    Final Fantasy XIII Interview Uncovers Games Secrets (Part 2)

    I'm only cutting this in two halves because the interview's horrendously long; this time an interview with a different guy >.> Toriyama Interview Demo that Shows the Battle's Atmosphere Dengeki: Can we consider the battle part in the demo to be pretty close to the release version? Toriyama...
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