For years, no, decades, a legend has sprung up around the title Final Fantasy. It says that Square, which was in dire straits, thought this was going to be its last game—hence, Final Fantasy. The game’s creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, says that myth is wrong.
"Everyone's mean. Except for this one nice... We'll make her a girl. And then we'll murder the girl. We'll just murder the girl."
From the mouth – or rather, the keyboard – of Hironobu Sakaguchi.
The latest official Final Fantasy game, from current Final Fantasy top man Yoshinori Kitase, was announced in an interview between Kitase and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi in Weekly Famitsu.
On Sunday, when I asked Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi what he thinks of the current state of the franchise he built, his answer was short and blunt. "Final Fantasy XV is taking too long."
When you create one of the most treasured franchises in video game history, what do you do next? When you work on that franchise for 20 years, can you ever really move on?
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, is working on a new smartphone game called Terra Battle. It's an RPG. It could have been a ballet dancing game.
Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is working on a new role-playing game. Called Terra Battle, it is slated for smartphones. Details are currently scant, but Sakaguchi reveals more about the game in the upcoming issue of Famitsu.
That's Phil Spencer, one of Microsoft's top gaming executives. Sakaguchi, of course, is Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy, now at Mistwalker, where he has released a few Xbox-exclusive JRPGs like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon. Hope Phil isn't just messing with us, because the Xbox One sure could use some…
Lost among this week's barrage of awesome new video games is The Last Story, a role-playing game that's slipped pretty damn far under gamers' radars considering it was designed and directed by the man who created Final Fantasy.
Did you know that Aeris's death was inspired by the death of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's mother? Or that the name Final Fantasy came from the sense of desperation Square felt back in the 80s?
Wii action-role-playing game The Last Story will arrive on August 14, XSEED said today on its Twitter account.
A long time ago, the combat in Japanese role-playing games was extraordinarily simple. Classic turn-based RPGs would hit you with a deluge of random and scripted battles. To beat them, you'd select options like "fight" or "magic" from a series of dropdown menus. You'd usually only die if you were under-leveled, in…
"Japanese institutions were just as avid as its…