Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Developer Diary Brings you “Inside the Square,” Showcases Female Developers

on August 30, 2013 11:24 AM

Square Enix just published a new developer diary video for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, titled “Inside the Square”.

The six minute-long video features Director Motomu Toriyama, Producer Yoshinori Kitase and other members of the team as they explain the what is going on behind the scenes of the development of the third episode of the Lightning Saga.

It also includes quite a lot of gameplay and a nice peek inside the Square Enix offices in Tokyo.

More prominently, we finally get to meet some less known faces within the team like Lead Environment Artists Takako Miyake and Nozomi Shibahara, Assistant Movie Director Kaori Sato and Production Supervisor Hiroshi Kamohara. In the wake of the silly controversy about Lightning’s breasts I heard a lot of people wondering if there are any ladies in the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII development team. Well, here you are.

Apparently, this is only the first episode of a series, so we can expect more, but in the meanwhile you can check out the video below.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.