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 VIII - 1 month ago

Inside Final Fantasy VIII Remastered with Kitase, Hashimoto and Naora released

Square Enix has released the sixth installment in their ongoing 'Inside Final Fantasy' series of videos and this one covers Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. It features Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy VIII Director and co-writer + Supervis...

Final Fantasy VIII - 1 month ago

Yoshinori Kitase would like a remake of Final Fantasy VIII done by younger staff

Yoshinori Kitase, the director of the original Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII has been serving as producer on Final Fantasy VII Remake for nearly six years. Following the recent release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and wit...

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Yoshinori Kitase oversaw the remastering of Final Fantasy VIII, knows of that meme

Despite simply receiving a special thanks on the credits for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Yoshinori Kitase has revealed in an interview with Edamame Arcade Channel that he actually "oversaw the whole process" of remastering Final Fantasy VIII....


Final Fantasy X-3 - 5 months ago

Kitase reconfirms they sadly can't do Final Fantasy X-3 until VII Remake is done

Game Informer recently had the chance to talk to Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of the Final Fantasy X series, the Final Fantasy VII Remake series, Mobius Final Fantasy and head of the company's Creative Business Unit I. In this they wer...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 5 months ago

Square Enix finally uploaded the full Final Fantasy VII Remake E3 2019 presentation

It took them a couple of weeks but Square Enix has finally uploaded their E3 2019 presentation for Final Fantasy VII Remake in full to YouTube. This is important because in addition to the E3 2019 trailer they also showed a look at the g...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 started working on this, we knew it was going to be a large amount of...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 5 months 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 Tifa. They showed her in cutscenes and also in...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 5 months 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 4 on March 3, 2020 worldwide. This reconfirms it will come to other...


Final Fantasy VII Remake - 7 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 teases Sephiroth and Tifa. And producer Yoshinori Kitase also shared...

Final Fantasy VII - 7 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 Writer), Shinji Hashimoto (Publicity Producer) and Yusuke Naora (Art Director). You can check it out...

Square Enix - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 12 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...