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Tetsuya Nomura interviewed, mentions flyable airship in Final Fantasy Versus XIII world map

Submitted by on Wednesday, 17 March 20105 Comments

Tetsuya Nomura recently answered a few fan-submitted questions on the Square Enix Members twitter account. Long time fans of the Final Fantasy series will definitely be happy to read what he has to say.

If you aren’t aware, Tetsuya Nomura is the director and character designer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. According to Andriasang, the interview was conducted by Shinji Hashimoto using fan-submitted questions.

Here is a translation of the interview:

How far along is Versus?

“Not everything is connected together, so the various areas have different levels of progress. However, you can fly across the world map in an air ship.”

What about that talk about a sequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy being under consideration?

“A Dissidia Final Fantasy sequel — we’ll work at it!”

What is your favorite character?

“I like all the characters I’ve made. However, the character I most encounter, Sora, is special.”

You discussed a lot with Konami’s Hideo Kojima in a net radio broadcast. What happened to your relationship after that?

“I occasionally receive dinner invites from Kojima.”

We’d like you to start Twitter

“I have nothing to Tweet.”

I’d like to know the state of Versus 13, Agito, 3rd Birthday, etc.

“I’m being stopped by producer Hashimoto.”

Give us a progress report on the games you’re working on, the games you’re playing, and interests.

“I’d like to release two titles within the year. As for games that I’m playing, I cleared Battle Field 2 and have started playing Heavy Rain. As for interests outside of games, I’ll watch any video in general.”

This isn’t the first time that airships have been mentioned in regards to Versus, but it’s great to read that you can fly on the world map once again. When was the last time you could do that in a console Final Fantasy game? Exactly.