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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered: New Features!

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FFVIII Interview Header - Rinoa
Straight from the director of the original version and producer of the remastered version, Yoshinori Kitase! Please tell us about how FFVIII came to be remastered. (Kitase) Thinking about how we want all the fans of the original games in the FF series to enjoy them, even though the hardware has changed, we started planning for remasters of FFVII, FFVIII, and FFIX. The releases of FFVII and FFIX both proceeded according to plan. But for FFVIII, the move to a higher resolution on modern hardware really raised graphical quality across the board. We kept tuning the game as much as we possibly could within the limits of the porting process, so that the models and motion capture wouldn't break down. I believe we achieved a high level of quality that will make fans satisfied. Continue Reading

25 Years Since The Release Of Final Fantasy VI – Looking Back At The Passion

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FFVI Interview - Group
25 years ago, Final Fantasy was already a hugely popular series. But with FFVI you can really feel the determination of the staff to not rest on their laurels due to the series' reputation. These legendary creators took a look back at their memories of the development of this title with us. Eiji Nakamura - As the sound engineer for FFVI, he was responsible for the sound effects and sampling. He's currently the president of Sound Racer. Kasuko Shibuya - Square Enix's "Pixel Artisan". As the graphics director for FFVI, she was in charge of the character pixel graphics. Hironobu Sakaguchi - As the father of Final Fantasy, he needs no introduction, and he served as the producer of FFVI. He's currently the president of Mistwalker. Yoshinori Kitase - An executive officer at Square Enix, he served as the director for FFVI. He also put together the event team. Minoru Akao - He was in charge of the sound programming for many Square titles, beginning with FFVI. He's currently the president of RedSpark. Continue Reading