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Oh dear. Remember when Tetsuya Nomura designed his own version of Batman, but it actually ended up looking like an evil Gundam or a villain from Gatchaman? Turns out he also did one for Catwoman as well. Who knows, maybe he's set on doing the whole DC Universe now. In any case... Er... yeah. Not sure what to make of it, except that it's definitely a Nomura design. What do you guys think? Is it a good design? Terrible design? Or just weird?
Jason Clement posted a article in Industry NewsIn the long wait for Final Fantasy XV's release, some news emerged today regarding its status. One big announcement was that Tetsuya Nomura, the game's original director, will no longer directing production on the title. Instead, its co-director, Hajime Tabata (director of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Type-0) will take over the reins of that position. As for Nomura, Square-Enix mentioned that he will focus his efforts on other titles now, including Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda commented that Tabata and the rest of the Final Fantasy XV development team are working towards completion on the game's production and ensuring the "highest quality Final Fantasy title to date." Though IGN notes that Nomura's new focus is part of a development restructure within Square Enix, one has to wonder if management was unsatisfied with the slower nature of the progress on Final Fantasy XV over the years (it was originally announced in May 2006 under the name Final Fantasy Versus XIII before being publicly changed to its current title a few years back). One thing for certain is that his increased focus on Kingdom Hearts 3 can only be a good thing for fans having previously helmed the first two games and with the series effectively being his brainchild. In the meantime, a new trailer was released for Final Fantasy XV at TGS 2014 showcasing some impressive visuals. Source: IGN What are your thoughts on Nomura leaving FFXV's production, and what did you think of the new FFXV trailer?
Jason Clement posted a article in Industry NewsWondering why the oft-delayed but recently re-announced Final Fantasy XV made the name change switcheroo from Final Fantasy Versus XIII? The game's director, Tetsuya Nomura, recently shed some light on the situation in intervew with Edge. He mentioned how the three games that were originally set in the Fabula Nova Crystallis series were announced with Final Fantasy XIII monikers, but that the size and scope of Versus XIII was becoming big enough to where it made more sense to make the move to a mainline numbered game. "So we were warming up the idea of considering the move to XV – which is the mainstream Final Fantasy series – and between that time and now we had several chances to announce updates of the series and we debated if we should go with Versus XIII or announce the change to XV," he said. "About two years ago we confirmed, internally, that we would change the title to XV and then at the same time, around that time, the company started working on next-gen consoles, because hard disc was getting ready for the next-gen development. So that became a really good trigger to move on to the change of XV." Not coincidentally, Final Fantasy Agito XIII, the PSP game in development at the time, also had its name changed to something a bit more unique - Final Fantasy Type-0 (and unfortunately, the game still has yet to release outside of Japan). In the meantime, expect to hear more about Final Fantasy XV in the coming months and year ahead as Nomura has confirmed that there will no longer be a media blackout on new information from the title.