Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII screenshot
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII screenshot

As if fans weren't excited enough at the prospect of playing Final Fantasy XIII, producer Yoshinori Kitase has fuelled the hype train even further by saying it'll be the greatest Final Fantasy game ever created.

And he should know. Kitase was the director of Final Fantasy VII, released on the PlayStation in 1997, a game considered by many to be the greatest Final Fantasy ever made.

Speaking to in an interview to be published tomorrow, Kitase, who was in London to promote Dissidia: Final Fantasy, a PSP-exclusive fighting game set to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise, said of Final Fantasy XIII: "I'm convinced it will be the best Final Fantasy game."

However, Kitase still counts Final Fantasy VII as his proudest achievement and favourite game in the series, and blonde spiky-haired pin-up Cloud as his favourite Final Fantasy character.

He said: "I've been involved with the Final Fantasy series since Final Fantasy 5. In those days Final Fantasy had not recorded such remarkable success abroad, outside Japan. Probably after VII, maybe it became a really strong title globally, and that situation hasn't changed up to now. Now other Final Fantasy games are widely played globally by lots of people.

"OK sometimes we receive quite critical comments from players, as well as nice comments! But that kind of situation, how widely it is played across the world, would have been completely unimaginable. That is something I am very proud of."

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is due out for the PSP this autumn. Be sure to check out our hands-on preview here. And don't forget to check back tomorrow for the full interview with Kitase.

What do you think? Will Final Fantasy XIII be the best Final Fantasy game ever made? Let us know in the comments section below.

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guyderman@ Edito

God I hope it is better than FFX - otherwise it definatley won't be worth the wait!
Posted 12:34 on 11 May 2009
Edito's Avatar


what they they could say??? its obviou its not going to be better than FFX or FFVII but they want us to buy this game...
Posted 15:05 on 08 May 2009
page89's Avatar


I really hope this game doesnt dissapoint.

I am looking forward to its release and i will probably buy it on the day of its release but i cant help but feel it will fail in one area or another.
Posted 22:29 on 07 May 2009
Stegosaurus-Guy's Avatar


He's not exactly going to say "XIII will suck compared to the others" is he?

It's just like how every comedy movie ever released is "The funniest film of the year!!"
Posted 16:54 on 07 May 2009
Machetazo's Avatar


Greatest ever created? How wobbly it must be to be perched up on such a precariously high pedestal, if the breeze began to nudge it.

I believe it has the potential to achieve such a status, but that's quite a target, and there are several elements that all need to work correctly - but, I really hope they can reach their aspirations for XIII, and go on to surpass our expectations.
Posted 16:33 on 07 May 2009

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