Yoshinori Kitase Is the New Final Fantasy Brand Manager

Shinji Hashimoto announced he is the former Final Fantasy Brand Manager. Yoshinori Kitase now holds that position at Square Enix.

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jukins930d ago

Congrats. This is basically like being crowned prince of japan lol

I_am_Batman930d ago

Well deserved. Kitase is a legend.

VersusDMC930d ago

Kitase is one of the names i associate with final fantasy. And that's not him in the picture by the way. That's hashimoto.


Final Fantasy Tactics director says there's currently "no plans" to remaster the RPG

Earlier this week, Yasumi Matsuno - writer and director of Final Fantasy Tactics - replied to a fan on Twitter and cleared up those remaster rumors. When asked if the developer could add a progression system to the game's Ultima spell in any potential remasters, Matsuno replied: "Currently, there are no plans for remastering," before asking the fan (and others) to direct any requests to Square Enix instead of them.

Snookies121d 7h ago (Edited 1d 7h ago )

Would love to see a full-on remake of Tactics some day. Superb game. I still remember my second or third playthrough, finding out that a certain "other" Final Fantasy character could be recruited... Kind of blew my mind haha. (Even though they started at level 1 unfortunately.)

OtterX5h ago

Yea, I just saw Matsuno's second response:

"I'm very sorry.
That's all can say as my position right now.
I'll leave it to you whether you believe it or not.
Thank you."

If SquareEnix completely remakes the game, he isn't lying at all. It won't be a remaster.

I believe Final Fantasy Tactics is special enough that they would put in the extra effort for a remake!

OtterX1d 7h ago

That's a real shame. I was hoping they would do a Tactics Remastered which included the PS1, GBA and DS titles. 3 of my favorite games of all time.

Relientk7723h ago

Hopefully he's just trying to mislead everyone. I would love a Final Fantasy Tactics remake. I have such fond memories of playing this and Tactics Ogre, growing up. Tactics Ogre got a remake now its Final Fantasy Tactics turn. I would buy it day 1.

CrimsonWing698h ago(Edited 8h ago)

This actually hurts. I was playing Tactics Ogre Reborn and thinking how amazing it’s going to be to have current-gen HD Remaster or Remake of FF Tactics… really bummed out by this.

shinoff21837h ago

Maybe no remaster cause it's being remade Ala star ocean 2 style. I'd love to see a full on ff7 remake looking tactics game but star ocean 2 remake style is acceptable.

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Capcom Confirms More Resident Evil Remakes Are Coming

After the success of the Resident Evil 2, 3, and 4 remakes, Capcom has confirmed plans to continue the trend, although stopped short of announcing which Resident Evil game is next in line for the remake treatment.

just_looken1d ago

Right or go crazy and bring back there old street fighter titles

But na remake old RE games that somehow 20yrs later get awards for being the best game of that year like sure....

Amplitude1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

@just_looken: they're completely redesigned from the ground up. RE2 and 3 even moreso. It's completely valid that RE4 could win GOTY. Thats like saying MW3 2023 shouldn't have a chance to win GOTY (if it were actually good) simply because it shares a name and concept with an older release. Very silly logic tbh

S2Killinit4h ago

I want Resident Evil Code Name Veronica.

Imo, the best RE story of all.

-Foxtrot1d 7h ago

Code Veronica is a must

RE5 but I want it like the original 4.5 ideas, if they must have co-op then I want it drop in drop out so single player gamers can enjoy the game with the solo survival horror themes in tact.

The original ideas had things like heatstroke if you stayed in the sun too long and also if you stayed inside for long period and enter to the outside too quickly your vision would be blurred to refocus in the bright sun.

just_looken1d ago

Resident Evil Survivor psvr 2?

na that means psvr 2 would not be a paper weight and even get fresh ideas/new games nvm

S2Killinit4h ago

Ok clearly you are out of touch. Loving my PSVR2. If they can make a RE for PSVR2 along lines of Walking Dead, I would be all over it.

RE8 on PSVR2 is amazing and all, a d the graphics will make you shit yourself, but its way too scary in VR.

SimpleSlave1d 1h ago

I know I'm the only one that wants it, but can we get a Remake of 1 in First Person? OKTHANKSBYE!

CobraKai1d 1h ago

Maybe make it an option like Village. Jill and Chris are too iconic to be left in 1st person.

SimpleSlave1d ago

3rd person is simply inferior and obtrusive but I'm OK with Options. What I don't want is have to buy a VR headset to experience these and other games, like Hitman, in First Person mode.

To each their own but at least give us the option without having to pay extra is all I'm saying.

repsahj1d ago

I hope they make a new IP. It's boring that only remakes are being made.