05/04/2005: "Tetsuya Nomura Speaks"
Thanks to CloudANDTidus for tipping us off about a recent interview with Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, where he discusses Kingdom Hearts II and the various Compilation of FFVII projects. Here are some choice quotes:
On Before Crisis: "We plan to increase the player characters by two. The story is heating up as the climax approaches, so please stick with us for a bit more."
On Crisis Core: "We're planning an interesting, previously unseen gameplay system. We announced [Crisis Core] as an action RPG, but I think it will end up as something that exceeds everyone's expectations. I personally want to get my hands on it quickly."
On Dirge of Cerberus: "We should be able to release it earlier than most expect. It's a title that's been surrounded by a number of secrets until now, but at E3 you'll be able to get a taste of it and I think you'll be even more excited. For this game, I'm mainly doing character designs. The game is strongly influenced by Yoshinori Kitase (FFVII director, DC producer)."
And of course, on Advent Children: "We've kept you waiting, but we should be able to announce a number of things soon. Please look forward to it."
For more of the interview, check out this article at IGN. As this year's E3 quickly approaches, it looks like there will be a lot to look forward to from Square Enix, and we'll be sure to report on the most interesting and important news items. Stay tuned...!
Posted by Reeve at 11:03 PM EST