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  1. The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, dubbed The Lightning Saga is a hugely successful, acclaimed series of games Directed by the legendary Motomu Toriyama and Produced by the legendary Yoshinori Kitase. Rounding out the all-star development team is Art Director, Isamu Kamikokuryo, Graphics & VFX Director, Shintaro Takai and Lead Scenario Writer, Daisuke Watanabe with Composers, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, Mitsuto Suzuki and Game Design Director, Yuji Abe with many other talented developers. The games are available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, iOS, Android & PlayStation Now. A collection for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One is rumoured.
  2. After Kazushige Nojima left Square Enix there was shortage of writers at the company and there was new platforms to develop for. Because of this, Motomu Toriyama decided to assemble and train a team of six scenario writers. Thanks to his GDC 2010 presentation where he discussed this, I have discovered who four of the six are. I've listed the four below and some of their credits. Takanari Ishiyama Worked with Toriyama on FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS & BLOOD of BAHAMUT. Has gone to direct & write Square Enix's hugely successful mobile game, School Girl Strikers. A game Toriyama quite enjoys. Sachie Hirano Worked with Toriyama on The World Ends with You, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord, FINAL FANTASY XIII and LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. Also worked on CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII-, FINAL FANTASY XIV & FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Nanako Saitoh Worked with Toriyama on FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King, Fortune Street, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Also worked on DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY. Harunori Sakemi Worked with Toriyama on DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days and FINAL FANTASY XIII. Also worked on KINGDOM HEARTS II, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories, KINGDOM HEARTS coded/Re:coded, DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX.
  3. Square Enix North America's Kaori Takasue & Square Enix Europe's Dan Seto were kind enough to contact Square Enix Japan and arrange this little gift for me.
  4. Motomu Toriyama, legendary Square Enix director & scenario writer and member of the Final Fantasy Committee teased World of Final Fantasy's concept back in 2012. “At the moment the biggest concern we are facing is that as the series gets older the fans will increasingly be spread across an even wider demographic. The way they play the games is also changing and presents new challenges in creating a game that can appeal to, and satisfy an increasingly broad and varied audience.” Motomu Toriyama is not involved with the project (although is likely to get a special thanks) but it's very interesting to see the concept teased in 2012.
  5. Last month I asked Square Enix about Motomu Toriyama's new project. They kindly responded to me today. This is what they had to say. Now here's everything that suggests it is Final Fantasy X-3.
  6. Motomu Toriyama might have sold the most games ever in the history of Square Enix by a director. The Final Fantasy X series sold over 14 million copies worldwide on PlayStation 2. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings has sold over 1.04 million copies worldwide. The Final Fantasy XIII series has sold over 11 million copies worldwide on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360. This alone is enough to place Toriyama with 26.04 million however he's games have continued to sell through re-releases. Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 have sold quite well on Windows PC with XIII close to half a million copies sold and XIII-2 about 1/4 of a million. Numbers are obviously unknown for iOS & Android. While Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster exceeded Square Enix's expectations selling over 500,000 copies in Japan in less than a year and getting itself a PlayStation 4 bundle in China after becoming a best seller. It's only natural that the very man he's the successor of, Yoshinori Kitase is the only other person with a case to make for best selling director in SE history. Final Fantasy VI has sold over 4.43 million copies worldwide. Chrono Trigger has sold over 3.44 million copies worldwide. Final Fantasy VII has sold over 11 million copies worldwide. Final Fantasy VIII has sold nearly 8.5 million copies worldwide. + close to half a million for the Steam version
  7. I've listed below 11 points that indicate or suggest Motomu Toriyama is working on Final Fantasy VII Remake. Special thanks go to Twitter user @Vagrant_XII for finding some of these. #1 Motomu Toriyama said Never once does he say he's actually directing the project, just that he's "currently working hard on the next project". And the choice of words "next project" make it sound like it's awhile away. Additionally, FFVII Remake is the only AAA title announced by Square Enix so far in 2015 not to have its core team announced. #2 His massive impact on the original game. Toriyama was responsible for some of the most famous parts in FFVII. The intro? Yep. Honey Bee Inn? Yep. Cross-dressing Cloud? Yep. The romance between Cloud & Aerith? Yep. Cloud's showing off pose? Yep. The Submarine Chase Section? Also correct. His work here set up his career and made Yoshinori Kitase assign him as Event Director on Final Fantasy X and one of the game's four scenario writers and soon after promoted him to Director. #3 That Tech Demo. Motomu Toriyama was the developer of the Final Fantasy VII for PS3 Tech Demo shown at E3 2005. #4 The game holds a special place in his heart. #5 Motomu Toriyama & Yoshinori Kitase talked about an FFVII remake on a personal level before it happened. #6 In 2010, Toriyama famously and excitedly responded to Siliconera about which Final Fantasy game he'd want to remake the most. #7 Toriyama seemed to disagree with then-Square Enix president Yochi Wada's comments about not remaking VII until they had made a game that exceeded VII's quality. #8 In an interview with bit-gamer.net in 2008, Yoshinori Kitase commented on a possible remake of FFVII. This was his response. #9 After Final Fantasy XIII's release, Toriyama answered another question about an FFVII Remake. This was his response. Thanks to Twitter user @BousfHearts for the translation. #10 Final Fantasy VII Remake began development in early 2014 after the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII team returned from overseas promotion and break. Shinji Hashimoto revealed in December 2014 that members of the Final Fantasy XIII team were moved onto Final Fantasy XV & Final Fantasy XIV, Motomu Toriyama was not among them. #11 Motomu Toriyama revealed he is in Business Division 1 in an interview with Famitsu shortly before FFVII Remake begun development. Mobius Final Fantasy & Final Fantasy VII Remake both began development in early 2014. It seems unlikely they'd want to start development of another project when they have two projects already in development and neither about to release. His most likely role appears to be Event Director, his original main role on Final Fantasy X and the next step up from his main role on the original Final Fantasy VII. Other possible roles include other cutscene/scenario-related roles such as assisting with the scenario and possibly Co-Director since Tetsuya Nomura usually has a co-director and Motomu Toriyama is the most experienced AAA director at Square Enix.
  8. Motomu Toriyama of course directed all of Yuna and Lightning's games and played a big role in shaping Tifa's story in FFVII and appears to be doing so in a larger way with the remake.
  9. The story is as follows: During early FFX development, Hironobu Sakaguchi, the series creator was on his way to Hawaii so he could manage Square Pictures. He needed someone to take over as Producer and run Square's #1 division. He chose Yoshinori Kitase due to his work as a writer on FFV then a Director on VI and sole Director for VII & VIII. As such, Kitase was promoted to Producer and then Kitase needed a successor for Director and he named Motomu Toriyama, an Event Planner on FFVII and currently Event Director for FFX. However the project was already in development and this was Toriyama's first project as Director so Takayoshi Nakazato, Field Planning Director and Toshiro Tsuchida, Battle System Director were also promoted. Motomu Toriyama would go on to direct Final Fantasy X Eternal Calm, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII as well as supervise Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster with Producer Yoshinori Kitase. He would also direct Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and Blood of Bahamut along with write for many titles. Right now, he is almost certain to be Event Director on FFVII Remake.
  10. Motomu Toriyama could have been teasing the announcement of his next title in his last title. In the lead up to Lightning Returns, Motomu Toriyama continually cited Paris/France as an inspiration for Lightning Returns. And where did Lightning end up? France aka where the next Sony press conference is. If this isn't the case however, then his role on FFVII Remake at the very least should be revealed at PlayStation Experience.
  11. Motomu Toriyama, the man behind Cloud & Aerith's romance, the Final Fantasy X series, the sequel to Final Fantasy XII and the Final Fantasy XIII series actually helped out a bit on a little Kingdom Hearts game called 358/2 Days on Nintendo DS.
  12. In an interview with Famitsu following the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in Japan, Motomu Toriyama confirmed he is in Yoshinori Kitase's division known as Business Division 1. While this has been reported before, I had to make sure and goldpanner has kindly done so. You can read it below.
  13. As many people are aware, I am a massive Motomu Toriyama & Yoshinori Kitase fan. After listening to the audio drama included in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster in April 2014 I believed an exciting return to Spira was inevitable following that and the X-2.5 novella. While I still believe there's a good chance of it occurring one day as a game or movie I do not believe it was the project Motomu Toriyama stated he was hard at work on in December 2014. And there are various reasons for this. #1 Motomu Toriyama said "I am currently working hard on the next project. We will be able to announce it in 2015, so please look forward to that!" Never once does he say he's actually directing the project, just that he's "currently working hard on the next project". And the choice of words "next project" make it sound like it's awhile away. Additionally, FFVII Remake is the only AAA title announced by Square Enix so far in 2015 not to have its core team announced. #2 His massive impact on the original game. Toriyama was responsible for some of the most famous parts in FFVII. The intro? Yep. Honey Bee Inn? Yep. Cross-dressing Cloud? Yep. The romance between Cloud & Aerith? Yep. Cloud's showing off pose? Yep. The Submarine Chase Section? Also correct. His work here set up his career and made Yoshinori Kitase assign him as event director on Final Fantasy X and one of the game's four scenario writers and soon after promoted him to director. #3 That Tech Demo. Motomu Toriyama was the developer of the Final Fantasy VII for PS3 Tech Demo shown at E3 2005. #4 The game holds a special place in his heart. #5 Motomu Toriyama & Yoshinori Kitase talked about an FFVII remake on a personal level before it happened. #6 In 2010, Toriyama famously and excitedly responded to Siliconera about which Final Fantasy game he'd want to remake the most. "[Laughs.] That would be Final Fantasy VII! If we had the manpower and the time to work on a project, if we were to remake Final Fantasy VII with the quality of Final Fantasy XIII it would become a tremendous project. If we can get the number of people we need by all means that would be the one I would really want to remake." #7 Toriyama seemed to disagree with then-Square Enix president Yochi Wada's comments about not remaking VII until they had made a game that exceeded VII's quality. “As a creator, there’s a bit in there that I can’t agree with.” #8 Final Fantasy VII Remake began development in early 2014 after the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII team returned from overseas promotion and break. Shinji Hashimoto revealed in December 2014 that members of the Lightning Returns team were moved onto Final Fantasy XV & Final Fantasy XIV, Motomu Toriyama was not among them. #9 Motomu Toriyama revealed he is in Business Division 1 in an interview with Famitsu shortly before FFVII Remake begun development. Mobius Final Fantasy & Final Fantasy VII Remake both began development in early 2014. It seems unlikely they'd want to start development of another project when they have two projects already in development and neither about to release, and additionally, the amount of staff in Business Division 1 does not appear to be that much. His most likely role appears to be Event Director, his original main role on Final Fantasy X and the next step up from his main role on the original Final Fantasy VII. Other possible roles include other cutscene/scenario-related roles such as assisting with the scenario and possibly co-director since Tetsuya Nomura usually has a co-director and Motomu Toriyama is the most experienced AAA director at Square Enix.
  14. An anonymous user on 4chan.com claims a new Parasite Eve game directed by Motomu Toriyama will be announced at Tokyo Game Show 2015. While this source isn't something to get excited about it's far from the first time we've had talk of a new Parasite Eve. Square Enix said in their fiscal report that they're rebooting old IPs and Aya Brea made a cameo in the Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer. Additionally, Verendus from NeoGAF said a new Parasite Eve is in development. Motomu Toriyama was of course the scenario director on The 3rd Birthday. Yoshinori Kitase was also producer of The 3rd Birthday, and Toriyama confirmed he's in Kitase's division.
  15. Motomu Toriyama, the event planner incharge of a lot of the early game events revolving around Cloud & Aerth's romance including cross-dressing Cloud made the "Cloud showing off" pose, which was made to be be used in the scene where Cloud first appears in the game. This little animation impressed Kazushige Nojima, the game's scenario writer and lead to him determining Cloud's false persona based on that pose. Thanks to FF Wikia.
  16. Motomu Toriyama said he'd reveal his new title in 2015 and recently Siliconera revealed a new Front Mission title is in development. Toriyama is no stranger to the Front Mission series having worked on Front Mission Evolved as the Senior Scriptwriter and as the Design Director on Front Mission Evolved said "he has a real love for the series". Another possible title is Parasite Eve, Square Enix said in their fiscal report that they're rebooting old IPs, and Parasite Eve made a cameo in the Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer and Toriyama was the Scenario Director on The 3rd Birthday. The only other situations which appear possible now is a Final Fantasy spin-off or a new IP. The dream of Final Fantasy X-3 appears over at least until the Final Fantasy VII remake is completed.
  17. Vote for the best game Motomu Toriyama has directed and worked on.
  18. Motomu Toriyama, an event planner on the original Final Fantasy VII and director of the Final Fantasy X & XIII series along with Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is likely to have a major role in the development of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. There are many reasons why I now believe this to be the case. Firstly Motomu Toriyama has expressed his desire to remake Final Fantasy VII in the past. Secondly, Toriyama's work on the original VII left a large impact such as cross-dressing Cloud and making Aerith an important character to the player. Most importantly: 4Gamer.net posted this on December 27, 2014. Nomura says they begun development before the PS4 port's announcement. The port was announced at the start of December 2014. He also says: “To put it simply, one of main reasons is the timing for the staff members that are developing the game, and how it worked out in our favour,” What had changed? Lightning Returns had finished development and they couldn't have just been waiting for Kitase. Also: “Of all the staff that worked on the original Final Fantasy VII, and those who are working on the remake, I’m the youngest one,” Nomura explains. There isn't that many staff left from the FFVII team. And we already know some of those staff are busy. Eg. Yusuke Naora is art director on FFXV and Hiroki Chiba is director & scenario writer on World of Final Fantasy. Next, Nomura usually has a co-director. Versus XIII went shockingly until Hajime Tabata joined the project as co-director, and all the Kingdom Hearts games since Kingdom Hearts II have had a co-director. Nomura has reportedly said he lacks the skill to control a large team. Instead, he relies on a co-director to help lead development. Motomu Toriyama as someone who left an impact on the original game and has since directed 5 AAA Final Fantasy games, including 3 during the HD era has a lot of experience. Motomu Toriyama also confirmed he's still in Kitase's division and as a result Kitase's producing his title. Kitase is of course producing the VII Remake. Hopefully we get a confirmation of what he's working on soon. New fact: “Our publishers take us through their slates,” he said, recalling a meeting with Square from earlier last year. “When he said ‘FFVII remake’, I said, ‘uhhh excuse me’? At first, I assumed it was the PC one, the PC one wasn’t a remake. “They said: ‘We’re doing the full one.’ - Adam Boyes, head of third-party developer relations at PlayStation Checks out with when Toriyama & Kitase returned to work after LR & X/X-2 HD.
  19. Square Enix's E3 2015 press conference is only 3 days away and there is a good chance Motomu Toriyama's new title will be revealed here. Here you can make your final prediction what it is, for as Tidus says in Final Fantasy X: This may be our last chance. To help you make your final prediction here's a few things. Firstly on December 27, 2014 in a developer survey with 4Gamer.net, Motomu Toriyama provided a message regarding his new title. goldpanner was nice enough to provide me with a new translation of this last month: Secondly, in an interview with Famitsu.com, Motomu Toriyama confirmed he was in Business Division 1, which is headed by Yoshinori Kitase. This Business Division structure started in December 2013. Of course this is no surprise since these two have worked together since the turn of the century as director & producer respectively and even before that on Final Fantasy VII in different roles. So of course, whatever Toriyama is directing, Kitase is of course producing. Thirdly, the following key staff have not worked on any announced or released projects since the completion of Motomu Toriyama's last title, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Yuji Abe (Game Design Director) Nobuyuki Matsuoka (Battle System Director) Daisuke Watanabe (Lead Scenario Writer) Masashi Hamauzu (Lead Composer) Lastly, here's a list of all the titles Motomu Toriyama has ever worked on as well as his roles on them. Bahamut Lagoon - Story event planner Final Fantasy VII - Event planner Racing Lagoon - Scenario writer, event and map planner Final Fantasy X - Director (Event), scenario writer Final Fantasy X-2 - Director Final Fantasy VII: Technical Demo for PS3 - Developer Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings - Director, scenario and event direction The World Ends with You - Special thanks Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King - Scenario director Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Scenario supervisor Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord - Scenario director Blood of Bahamut - Director, scenario writer Final Fantasy XIII - Director, scenario designer Front Mission Evolved - Senior scriptwriter The 3rd Birthday - Scenario director Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy - Special thanks Imaginary Range - Supervisor Final Fantasy Type-0 - Special thanks Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Director Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Director Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster - Supervisor Fire your predictions away!
  20. Mobius Final Fantasy has finished development and as a result the team can now work on Toriyama's title. The Mobius Final Fantasy team included key members of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy team including lead art designer Toshitaka Matsuda, character designer Toshiyuki Itahana and main programmer Naoki Hamaguchi. And now a reminder of Motomu Toriyama's message via 4Gamer.net translated by goldpanner.
  21. On December 27, 2014 in a developer survey with 4Gamer.net, Motomu Toriyama, the director of the Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy XIII series along with Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings provided a message regarding his new title. While it's been translated before, I asked goldpanner to provide a better translation. Thanks to her, you can read it below. Hopefully it's revealed at E3.
  22. In late 2013, director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 and a month later they released Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation Vita. The Lightning Saga was finally finished and a new generation of consoles had begun. Released alongside Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster in Japan was a HD Remaster Ultimania included in this was an interview with Kazushige Nojima, the main scenario writer of Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2 along with Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy XV. Nojima touched on the possibility of a potential third entry in the sub-series by trotting out the typical fan demand mantra – saying that if there were enough demand, then there could possibly be new developments. He himself would, however, like to see a sequel such as “Final Fantasy X-3.” Clearly, Nojima already has a story in mind because he wrote a novella titled Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~The Eternal Calm~ that released alongside the HD collection in Japan. Now a 2.5 seems a bit weird if there isn't going to be 3. This isn't all though, included in the HD collection is an audio drama also written by Nojima that follows up the events of the novella, however it brings zero closure and instead opens up a million possible outcomes. Sin is back, Auron has a daughter, Yuna is dating another summoner, Tidus has his own issues after his head was blown off and it sounds like Auron is coming back along with Braska and Jecht. Nojima said the usual "if there were enough demand", well Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster sold like crazy and sold over 500,000 copies in Japan alone. In an interview with Famitsu.com, Motomu Toriyama confirmed he was in Business Division 1, which is headed by Yoshinori Kitase. This Business Division structure started in December 2013. Of course this is no surprise since these two have worked together since 1999 as director & producer respectively and even before that on Final Fantasy VII in different roles. So of course, whatever Toriyama is directing, Kitase is of course producing. Of course, some people are going to think, didn't they say it wasn't in development? Well yes, Shinji Hashimoto & Kitase both said so over a year ago but this when they would have still been getting sales from North America, Australia & Europe for X/X-2 HD. Chances are they were waiting to see how the HD collection performed before beginning development. Not to mention, you aren't just going to say to a journalist, "Yeah we're developing this game for PS4 & Xbox One. Please be excited". On December 27, 2014 in a developer survey with 4Gamer.net, Toriyama said “My next title is in well underway in development. We'll be able to announce it in 2015, so please look forward to it!” Recently, Square Enix president & CEO, Yosuke Matsuda confirmed a new JRPG for home consoles will be revealed at or around E3 2015. E3 of course occurs next month and Square Enix is holding a conference which is a very expensive thing to do and with Final Fantasy XV confirmed to only have a small showing and Kingdom Hearts III likely to be the same, they must have a big announcement planned. Shinji Hashimoto also recently promised more PlayStation 4 announcements from Square Enix in 2015. Shinji Hashimoto is almost certain to be the executive producer of Toriyama's new title. In addition, Business Division 1 is the only major division to have no big projects announced. Division 2 is working on Final Fantasy XV, Division 3 is working on Kingdom Hearts III, Division 4 is working on Dissidia, Division 5 is working on Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Division 6 is working on Dragon Quest XI while Division 7 is working on Star Ocean 5. Also, most of the core team behind the Lighting Saga is not working on any announced Square Enix projects. This includes: Yuji Abe (Game Design Director) Nobuyuki Matsuoka (Battle System Director) Daisuke Watanabe (Scenario Writer) - Same role role for FFX & FFX-2 Masashi Hamauzu (Composer) - Same role for FFX & FFX-2 And don't forget, Square Enix is releasing a PlayStation 4 port of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on May 12-15 which boasts even further enhanced graphics. This is rather quick and they're the only developers porting PlayStation 2 games to PlayStation 4 at this stage. Not to mention, the audio drama is still included. Did I also mention Final Fantasy X has won awards recently? Final Fantasy X won a Users' Choice Award and PlayStation Gold Prize at the PlayStation 20th Anniversary event. And even more recently it won a Famitsu Award. Square Enix is also doing something related to Final Fantasy X-2 on May 25 & 26. Bit odd to do something with a game that is 12 years old and the PS4 port comes out a couple weeks before then. And before someone brings up Mobius Final Fantasy, development is likely to be finished before E3 begins so the staff from that title will likely be working on Toriyama's title afterwards. They've also most likely outsourced part of the game. Also, Yoshinori Kitase is still an executive at Square Enix, so Square Enix still has complete faith in the man who directed Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII along with Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI with others. Motomu Toriyama has also now directed more Final Fantasy games than Hironobu Sakaguchi and unless he's working on a new IP, his new record is set to be made bigger. Yes, I know a lot of you might have negative feelings towards these two after Final Fantasy XIII but you must remember the game suffered from development issues and in case you forgot they addressed all the criticisms (Linear, no towns, no mini-games, quests) from Final Fantasy XIII to the extreme in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. And to anyone who's still saying that X or X-2 had a perfect ending, I agree completely, I love those endings, but Nojima wrote the novella and audio drama and they're canon so they really should bring closure some how. Even if it resulted in a movie like Kazuyuki Ikumori the director of Visual Works said he'd like to make one of, I'd be very excited for that too. In conclusion, I personally can not wait to see Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase's new title. I have been waiting for this since April 2014. I personally like every single game Toriyama has ever directed or written and the same can be said for every single game Kitase has worked on that I've played. Even if their title turns out to not be Final Fantasy X-3 and is instead a new IP or even Parasite Eve 4 I will have no issue with it at all. I am excited for their new title whatever it is. Toriyama is my favourite director while Kitase is my favourite producer. Please be excited, I know I am.
  23. Motomu Toriyama along with other directors and producers at Square Enix and other companies were interviewed by 4Gamer.net. Motomu Toriyama's piece stands out as he mentions his new title. “My next title is in well underway in development. We'll be able to announce it in 2015, so please look forward to it!” For those don't know, Toriyama has quietly built up a very impressive resume at Square Enix. He started off as an event planner on Final Fantasy VII before Yoshinori Kitase (the director of Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII) selected him to be the new director inside Square Enix's #1 division. He would go on to direct Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. He also supervised Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and directed Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. If you hadn't noticed, that gives him the honour of having directed more Final Fantasy games than even the creator of the series, Hironobu Sakaguchi who directed Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy V. Hopefully we see this new title soon. Anyone want to put money on Final Fantasy X-3?
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