Tetsuya Nomura sketches Lightning for Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary

By: Erren Van Duine Tetsuya Nomura has sketched Lightning not once, but twice this year. The first one, on display for Dengeki’s 20th anniversary, depicts Lightning in her XIII attire. The second one was on display yesterday at the Distant Worlds THE CELEBRATION event in London, which included Isamu Kamikokuryou’s Lightning Returns painting. It looks somewhat different than anything she’s appeared in before, so is … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura sketches Lightning for Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary

Tetsuya Nomura’s work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is complete

By: Erren Van Duine Speaking with Famitsu, Final Fantasy creator Tetsuya Nomura had a brief update to share regarding his role in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII sequel. Much like the first two games, his involvement is quite minimal. Nomura is handling the main character designs once again which includes Lightning, Hope and now Snow Villiers confirmed for a reappearance. “For Lightning Returns I created … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura’s work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is complete

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX was in development before Final Fantasy X HD

By: Erren Van Duine This week’s Famitsu follows up with yet another interview with Tetsuya Nomura. In addition to last week’s reveal on Kingdom Hearts HD, the director briefly comments on Final Fantasy X as well as the status of Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Speaking with Famitsu, Nomura revealed that the decision to start on Kingdom Hearts HD was done before Final Fantasy X, which … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX was in development before Final Fantasy X HD

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX is in development at Square Enix’s Osaka studio

By: Erren Van Duine If you’ve played Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep or Kingdom Hearts 3D, you might be familiar with Square Enix’s Osaka-based studio. In addition to our previous report, Famitsu reveals that the group responsible for those titles is also behind the creation of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX. Joining Tetsuya Nomura, who will be back in the director’s seat – are Tai … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX is in development at Square Enix’s Osaka studio

Tetsuya Nomura: A New Kingdom Hearts

Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard this bit of news by now.  There will be a new (kind of/sort of) Kingdom Hearts game  I blogged about this last week but now I will be writing my own article (if that wasn’t already obvious) regarding the subject.  It’s hard to write my own stuff about everything that I like but that’s the life of a hardworking … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura: A New Kingdom Hearts

Motomu Toriyama hints at a possible Final Fantasy XIII-2 sequel

By: Erren Van Duine The Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Omega has made it out into the wild, and with that comes the usual bits of information contained within. In addition to a collection of artworks from the game, including rough character sketches of Lightning, Hope, Serah and Caius by Tetsuya Nomura, the guide also features a brief interview with staff members Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu … Continue reading Motomu Toriyama hints at a possible Final Fantasy XIII-2 sequel

Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary: Development discussion with Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima

Following our earlier report concerning the issue of a possible Final Fantasy VII remake, the rest of Famitsu’s interview with the game’s development staff has since surfaced (via AndriaSang.) Speaking with character designer Tetsuya Nomura, producer/director Yoshinori Kitase, and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, Famitsu gathered some insight on the team’s original development visions as well as reveals on certain changes that made their way into … Continue reading Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary: Development discussion with Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima

Nomura: New titles take priority over a Final Fantasy VII remake

This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine features an interview with Final Fantasy VII staff on the topic of the game’s 15th anniversary. Tetsuya Nomura, who handled character design as well as certain gameplay design decisions for the game, weighed in on the ever-hot subject of a FFVII remake. While he admits there has been a great amount of fan demand for such a thing to … Continue reading Nomura: New titles take priority over a Final Fantasy VII remake

Tetsuya Nomura: Next Kingdom Hearts announcement coming before long

Although Kingdom Hearts 3D has been out in Japan for a month now, today marks the release of the KH3D Ultimania, which contains a great deal of information on the game including staff interviews. Some choice quotes have been pulled from director Tetsuya Nomura concerning the future of the Kingdom Hearts series while clearing up some of the mysteries behind KH3D. Regarding KH3D, there are … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura: Next Kingdom Hearts announcement coming before long

Nomura Requests Some Patience on Final Fantasy Versus XIII

By: Banaz After what feels like ages, Tetsuya Nomura mentions some words on Final Fantasy Versus XIII in an interview with GameInformer. However, it may not be the words that you’d want to hear. Although the interview was primarily about Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, GameInformer was able to sneak in a question, inquiring about Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s progress. Nomura responded to the question … Continue reading Nomura Requests Some Patience on Final Fantasy Versus XIII