Earlier today, IGN interviewed Tetsuya Nomura, the creator of Kingdom Hearts and the next installment in Square Enix’s biggest and well known franchise, Final Fantasy XV, and Nomura’s dream of what he wanted to do with Final Fantasy XV is quite interesting. During the interview Nomura talked about how he was so moved by Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway’s lyrical take on Victor Hugo’s novel, that he charged into the Square Enix offices the next morning intent on transforming Final Fantasy XV into a musical of Les Miserable’s caliber.
Of course, the big dogs at Square Enix didn’t see this as a very profitable idea, and sent him back to continue working on Final Fantasy XV.
A lot of his inspirations come from the many movies he watches since he doesn’t like to play video games outside of work, since he believes work should be at work. He also spoke on his biggest cinematic inspirations being BazLurhman, the visionary Australian director behind Rome + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and most recently The Great Gatsby. Looks like he and Kojima share similar inspirations, and I really hope to see his inspirations show when playing Final Fantasy XV.
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