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Submitted by denisx04 844d ago | interview

Lightning Returns Interview With Kitase & Toriyama

FFDream had the privilege to sit down and chat with the creators of Final Fantasy XIII/Lightning saga‚ specifically the director Yoshinori Kitase and producer/screenwriter Motomu Toriyama. Their art director Isamu Kamikokuryou was also present‚ and he had quite a bit of input on Lightning. The three discussed the challenges of making the games‚ music‚ and direction they wanted to traverse. (Casual games, Final Fantasy XII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Square Enix, Square Enix action title, Xbox 360)

Credit url: ffdream.com
DoctorMontalban  +   845d ago
Cool article. These guys never say much, so it's like a sip of water to someone in the desert dying of thirst. The enixorigin site is cool, so that's a nice source for me to now follow as well.
-Gespenst-  +   844d ago
So hang on, they basically confirmed that Versus XIII is going to be on the Ps3 AND the Ps4...
Minato-Namikaze  +   844d ago
IS this true? please dont tug on my emotions like that. I'm already unstable over them coming to the ps4 event and saying "please be excited for E3"
uuaschbaer  +   844d ago
No, it isn't true. The article mentioned the rumours, that's all. (Although stupidly it did so in one of the answers of the interviewee.)
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Pyrrhus  +   844d ago
FFDream: Is Versus XIII still a part of the ‘Fabula Nova Crystallis’ project? Maybe released on PS4?
RP Team Japan: On “Versus”‚ as you know‚ the project is that of another
team‚ we can not tell you anything about it. (Note: Since‚ as we have
told you in another news report‚ informants have confirmed a double
development of Versus on Sony consoles current and future)

I think its just the site itself thinking it will be for the PS3/4. Personally, would like it to be renamed 15 and made for next gen.

Lightning returns, in my hope, should be the last of the FF13 brand-name and Versus should be SE's way of moving on.
Chrono  +   844d ago
That's the editor's comment.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   844d ago
Good good more final fantasy.
CLOUD1983  +   844d ago
Finally the brainfck is over release this sh1t & move on already.

/torture end -> /round 2! oh fck.. what now SE? ~.~

To Be Continued...
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   844d ago
They want us to appreciate Lightning more. So does this confirm if we still don't give a shit that they'll make Lightning Returns Again?
CEOSteveBallmer  +   844d ago
I really really hope lightning returns is the last FFXIII game in the series. They really know how to listen to fans do they??
Fullmetalevolust  +   844d ago
Anybody else finds it odd that we've seen very little of Lightning returns, almost no videos for it...have they revealed a release date yet?
Pyrrhus  +   844d ago
My biggest fear is that the FF reveal at E3 is gonna be this and the revamped 14.....
-Gespenst-  +   844d ago
I know people will be happy to be done with XIII, but I'd still like to eventually see more games in the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythos. Type-0 is supposed to be phenomenal, and of course Versus looks amazing too, and I think the mythos has legs. Maybe we'll see some other action rpgs or even tactical rpgs (a la FF Tactics set in Ivalice).

Just because people didn't like XIII so much doesn't mean quality games can't be made within the FNC mythos, and I think type-0 and Versus will probably prove that.

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