Square Enix Doesn't Consider Final Fantasy XIII a JRPG

Final Fantasy XIII is a Japanese-made game. It is also a role-playing-game. Yet, don't tell FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase that it's a JRPG — he'll set you straight!

"There's a trend these days to strictly categorize games as western RPGs or Japanese RPGs, but Final Fantasy is something that we don't try to categorize as either/or," Kitase told new outlet EDGE. Understandable that the man doesn't want his game pigeonholed; however, it is Final Fantasy — a game for many that epitomizes JRPG.

"For us," Kitase added, "the game straddles genre." But what about for us?!

Square: Final Fantasy XIII not J-RPG [CVG via Final Fantasy-XIII.net]