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.


- 18 days 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 ...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months 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) ha...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy X's infamous laughing scene is happening in Mobius

The infamous laughing scene from Final Fantasy X has been reborn in Mobius Final Fantasy. In an upcoming part of the large scale Final Fantasy X event titled 'Dream Within A Dream' which is currently being held in the Japanese version of...


Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Kitase rules out a modern turn based battle system, VIII not getting ported to iOS or PS4 right now

Yoshinori Kitase, the legendary producer behind the Final Fantasy X and XIII series and right now Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII Remake was kind enough to answer some fan questions with Edamame Arcade Channel. A lot of the an...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 4 months ago

Kitase explains the reasoning behind Mobius' Lightning Resurrection event and more

DualShockers recently got the chance to speak to Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Mobius Final Fantasy and head of Square Enix Business Division 1 about the groundbreaking mobile game. The interview has a lot of intresting stuff regardi...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 5 months ago

Kitase talks Final Fantasy series future and the V and VI remasters

While producer Yoshinori Kitase was at PAX West 2017 to promote Mobius Final Fantasy, Kotaku asked him what he's learned from making the game that he will bring to console games. "When we release console games, it takes about two to thre...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 5 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy originally had a very different battle system

At PAX West 2017, producer Yoshinori Kitase brought a look at the development of Mobius Final Fantasy. Kitase revealed that originally the game had a very different battle system. In this early system you move the cursor around and then you trace the path of where your character attacks. It was...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 6 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy uses Mocap, Kitase answers fan questions

At PAX West 2017, producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that they use Mocap for Mobius Final Fantasy. The Mocap actor for Cloud was Kaori Kawabuchi, who was also the motion actress for Gentiana in Final Fantasy XV. She was chosen by the Mobius development team because of her sword-wielding skills. You can...

Final Fantasy VIII - 6 months ago

Kitase answers some of the big fan theories, teases possibility of doing a remake of FFVIII

Kotaku asked legendary Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase about some of the series' biggest fan theories and Kitase kindly answered. But that's not all, for both of the Final Fantasy VIII questions Kitase mentioned if they might do something with that in a possible remake one day. This is very interesting...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 6 months ago

Kitase confirms bringing Mobius to consoles is difficult due to platform policies

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Mobius Final Fantasy has confirmed that bringing the game to consoles is difficult due to platform holder policies. Console platform holders have their own policies for in-game-purchases and cross platform saving that differ to iOS, Android and Steam. And until they can over this they won't...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 6 months ago

Lightning Resurrection comes to Mobius Final Fantasy on September 5

At the Mobius Final Fantasy PAX West 2017 panel, producer Yoshinori Kitase has announced that the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIII event is coming to the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy on September 5, 2017. Titled 'Lightning Resurrection' it will run from September 5 till October 29, 2017. It was also...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 6 months ago

Yoshinori Kitase holding a Mobius Final Fantasy panel at PAX West 2017

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Mobius Final Fantasy will be holding a panel on Mobius Final Fantasy at PAX West 2017. The panel will take place in the Hippogriff Theatre on September 1st from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The panel is being held to celebrate the first anniversary of the global...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 7 months ago

Mobius team discusses player feedback, growing the game and more with Pocket Gamer

In an interview with Pocket Gamer, producer Yoshinori Kitase and heads of global operations Hajime Umemura and Takashi Shiraga discussed player feedback and growing the game. When reflecting on the game's journey from launch to now Kitase said "As the first Square Enix directed mobile title on a global scale, I...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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...


Final Fantasy XV - 7 months ago

Famitsu does another Best RPG Poll, FF featured heavily with comments from Tabata and Kitase

Famitsu commonly holds polls and in June 2017 they held one for Best RPGs. As usual, Final Fantasy featured heavily. The poll had more than 2,000 counted votes and Famitsu provided some of the comments from those who voted. They even got comments from Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 9 months ago

Business Division 1 recruitment page goes up, other original FFVII staff involved with Remake

Square Enix has finally put up a recruitment page for Business Division 1, the Square Enix Japan studio headed by producer Yoshinori Kitase. Business Division 1 was formed in December 2013 with the team behind Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and has since released Mobius Final Fantasy for iOS, Android and...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 12 months ago

Kitase talks VII Remake voicing and latest artwork

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake has discussed the voicing and latest artwork for the game in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation. Kitase revealed most of the voice acting has been finished for the main story. However it's not clear if he is referring to all episodes...