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 - 7 days ago

Yoshinori Kitase gives an overview of the Final Fantasy VII Remake project

Following E3 2019, Square Enix has shared a message from Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase which gives an overview of the project. You can read it below. "FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 14 days ago

Kitase reveals they don't know themselves how many games VII Remake will be

It's been in development for over five years but producer Yoshinori Kitase has honestly answered when asked how how many games Final Fantasy VII Remake will consist of stating they "don't know" themselves. “Before we actually start...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 16 days ago

Tifa revealed in Final Fantasy VII Remake, number of episodes still unknown

Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura took to Square Enix's E3 2019 Live Event to give an extended look at Final Fantasy VII Remake. The main highlight from all of the new footage was of course the long awaited reveal of ...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 17 days ago

Final Fantasy VII Remake to debut first on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020

Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura have announced at the Final Fantasy VII: A Symphonic Reunion orchestra concert that Final Fantasy VII Remake which has already been in development since early 2014 will debut first on PlayStation ...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months ago

The 3.5 year wait is over, here's a Final Fantasy VII Remake teaser trailer

It has been three and a half years since the second trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake was released but Square Enix has finally released another teaser trailer for the game. This short teaser gives the first look at Aerith and also tea...

Final Fantasy VII - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 console generation. Creative Business Unit I is headed by Yoshinori Kitase,...

Final Fantasy VI - 3 months 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, there was an idea to make a game out of Strago cultivating a...

Final Fantasy Record Keeper - 3 months 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 calendar for upcoming updates and gifts, wallpapers and special messages. These special messages...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 6 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 time to say this in Famitsu's annual developer...

Dissidia Final Fantasy - 6 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 hour in total livestream featured Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade/NT producer Ichiro Hazama (who...

Final Fantasy X-3 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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...