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Motomu Toriyama

A director and writer for Square Enix and (formerly) Square Enix

Motomu Toriyama

Currently a project director with Square Enix's Division 1 team, Motomu Toriyama began his career at Square as an event planner for such titles as Bahamut Lagoon, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy VIII. More recently he served as director of Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIII-2.

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1996
Bahamut Lagoon
Super NES
Square
1997
Final Fantasy VII
PlayStation
Square
1999
Final Fantasy VIII
PlayStation
Square
Racing Lagoon
PlayStation
Square
2001
Final Fantasy X
PlayStation 2
Square
2003
Final Fantasy X-2
PlayStation 2
Square
2007
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
Nintendo DS
Square Enix
2008
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
Wii
Square Enix
2009
Blood of Bahamut
Nintendo DS
Think & Feel
Final Fantasy XIII
PlayStation 3
Square Enix
2010
Final Fantasy XIII - Original Soundtrack
SQEX-10183-6
Square Enix
The 3rd Birthday
PlayStation Portable
Square Enix
2011
Final Fantasy XIII-2
PlayStation 3
Square Enix
2013
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
PlayStation 3
Square Enix

News & Blogs

Although Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIII in 2006 with an elaborate trailer, the team behind the game had little direction beyond this proof of concept, which led to problems as development ramped up. This lack of a shared vision is one of the aspects of development explored in a Game Developer magazine in-depth postmortem of FF XIII, written by Motomu Toriyama and Akihiko Maeda. Follow the link for excerpts; the full article must be purchased.

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