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 - 8 days ago

Square Enix continues Inside Final Fantasy with Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has continued their Inside Final Fantasy video series with the release of a video covering Final Fantasy VII which recently released on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This one features Yoshinori Kitase (Director & Scenario Wri...

Square Enix - 12 days ago

Square Enix's development restructure sees Yoshinori Kitase overseeing majority of FF series

Square Enix Japan recently completed its internal development restructure, its first since the Business Divisions were introduced in December 2013. This sees them return to a structure that is quite similar to the one they had during the...

Final Fantasy VI - 16 days ago

A Final Fantasy VI city-building game was planned but was cancelled very early

In celebration of Final Fantasy VI's 25th anniversary, Game Informer has posted an interview they did with one of the games' two directors Yoshinori Kitase back in 2014. In this interview he revealed that "During the planning stages,...


Final Fantasy Record Keeper - 1 month ago

Record Keeper's global version celebrates 4 years, Kitase teases another Mobius event

The fourth anniversary of the global version of Final Fantasy Record Keeper is approaching and Square Enix has launched a special website for the milestone. It features a Record Chronology recapping key events from the past 4 years, a ca...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 4 months ago

Yoshinori Kitase again reassures Final Fantasy VII Remake development is moving along well

It has been over 3 years since we last saw any footage for Final Fantasy VII Remake but producer Yoshinori Kitase has once again tried to assure fans that "development on Final Fantasy VII Remake is moving along well!". Kitase took the ...

Dissidia Final Fantasy - 4 months ago

Square Enix celebrated the 10th anniversary of Dissidia playing its prequel for over an hour

Dissidia Final Fantasy just celebrated its 10th anniversary after being first released on December 18, 2008 in Japan for the PlayStation Portable and in order to celebrate this milestone Square Enix decided to hold a livestream. The four...

Final Fantasy X-3 - 4 months ago

Final Fantasy X team was excited by the thought of Final Fantasy X-3 after the audio drama

Final Fantasy X series producer Yoshinori Kitase has revealed the team behind the Final Fantasy X series were excited by the thought of Final Fantasy X-3 when the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster audio drama was made. This was brought up during a community broadcast for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 5 months ago

Squall is going to be a playable character in Mobius Final Fantasy for everyone

In the latest livestream for the Japanese version of Mobius Final Fantasy, producer Yoshinori Kitase and project leader Takashi Shiraga have given a first look at the upcoming Final Fantasy VIII event. The event will be released across December till February 2019 in the Japanese version. The first region will be Balamb...

Final Fantasy VII - 6 months ago

Hironobu Sakaguchi, Nobuo Uematsu, Yoshinori Kitase reunite ahead of concert

Ahead of a Final Fantasy VII themed Brass de Bravo concert in Taipei earlier this year, key members of the Final Fantasy VII team reunited for the first time in a long time. They were of course producer Hironobu Sakaguchi, composer Nobuo Uematsu and director Yoshinori Kitase. They discussed the making of...


Final Fantasy X-2 - 8 months ago

Yuna's Final Fantasy X-2 design was inspired by Lara Croft

In the lead up to the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix is asking fans in Japan to post on social media about their memories of the Tomb Raider franchise. So in one post on the official Square Enix Extreme Edges (Square Enix's western title line in Japan)...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 9 months ago

Yoshinori Kitase shares message for 2nd anniversary of Mobius Final Fantasy's global version

With the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy celebrating its 2nd anniversary now, the Final Fantasy Portal Site asked producer Yoshinori Kitase about it. Check out what he had to say below. Happy birthday Mobius! —Now that the global release of MOBIUS FF has reached two years of service, what do you...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 11 months ago

Business Division 1 continues hiring for Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII Remake

The recruitment page for Square Enix's Business Division 1 was recently updated to better reflect its current projects and how they're going. Business Division 1 is of course the Square Enix Japan studio who developed the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and is now focused on Mobius Final Fantasy, the console...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 11 months ago

Yoshinori Kitase confirms Nobuo Uematsu is involved with the Final Fantasy VII Remake

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, head of Business Division 1 and now a member of Square Enix's board has revealed in an interview that Final Fantasy VII's composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact involved with the remake. Uematsu previously said back in 2015 that he was not...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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,...


Square Enix - 1 year ago

Yoshinori Kitase, Shinji Hashimoto and Naoki Yoshida to join Square Enix's Board

Square Enix has announced that their Board of Directors will receive some big changes in a month's time. On March 31, 2018 both Keiji Honda and Yukinobu Chida who have been with the company since its inception with both coming from Enix will resign from the company. They have both held...

- 1 year 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...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 1 year ago

Kitase says Final Fantasy VII Remake development is going smoothly

It has been almost 25 months since we received a trailer of any kind for Final Fantasy VII Remake and almost an entire year since some artwork and screenshots were released but producer Yoshinori Kitase (he's also producer on Mobius Final Fantasy) has issued a small update on the multi-part...