Final Fantasy VI © 1994 Square Company, Limited.
A role-playing video game set in a fantasy world with a technology level equivalent to that of the second industrial revolution. The game story focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an imperial dictatorship. The game features 14 permanent playable characters, the most of any game in the main series.
Game ID: SHVC-F6
Final Fantasy VI (or FF6 for short) was released on April 02, 1994 in Japan. It was considered by many as the best in the series.
[FR] May 1995 - Consoles + N.32: 93%
It was exported in North America as "Final Fantasy III [Model SNS-F6-USA]".
Hironobu Sakaguchi was originally the director of the game but could not put all his time and effort into it due to him becoming very busy at the time after becoming vice-president of the company and having a lot of other projects going on. The story was also by Sakaguchi. The event scenes and script of Final Fantasy VI were done by a group of four or five people, among them Yoshinori Kitase, and Sakaguchi was the director and story writer and had control over these aspects as well. Similar to the development of Final Fantasy V, Kitase worked on the event scenes while Sakaguchi directed them. However, Kitase went on to have more control over the event scenes in Final Fantasy VI after Sakaguchi stepped down as director around 70% into the project.
Hiroyuki Ito was the game designer and responsible for all the gameplay aspects such as the battle system and character growth system. He was also responsible for the pacing and flow of the entire game and tried to strike a balance between the gameplay and event scenes so the game did not feel too story-driven. He would again take on this role while directing Final Fantasy IX. Hiroyuki Ito also wrote the back story and character arc of Locke Cole and Celes Chere.
FF6 had 4 graphic directors. Tetsuya Takahashi, the first of the game's four graphic directors, designed the imperial Magitek Armors as they appear in the intro credits. He was also the map director and designed the world map for both the World of Balance and World of Ruin. He also drew the background art for the various battle screens.
Hideo Minaba, the second of the game's four graphic directors, was the art director of the game. He designed the architecture and interior design of all the buildings in the various towns, which he based on Victorian architecture. He also designed all the other locations in the game such as Narshe, the Opera House, the Phantom Train and Vector.
Kazuko Shibuya, the third of the game's four graphic directors, was the character sprite designer. She designed the sprites for all the playable characters and also all the NPCs. Although not immediately obvious, she made the battle sprites slightly more detailed than the map sprites. This was done because the battle sprites needed to do more animations due to the various attacks, spells and abilities possible in the game. Kazuko Shibuya also wrote the back story and character arc of Gau.
Tetsuya Nomura, the fourth of the game's four graphic directors, was the monster designer. He designed the battle sprites for the over 300 monsters you can encounter in the game. His most notable work is his elaborate sprites for the boss monsters, particularly the final bosses. Tetsuya Nomura also wrote the back story and character arc of Setzer Gabbiani and Shadow.
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Producer: Hironobu Sakaguchi
Director: Yoshinori Kitase, Hiroyuki Itou
Main Programmer: Ken Narita, Kiyoshi Yoshii
Graphic Director: Tetsuya Takahashi, Kazuko Shibuya (as Kazuko Shibuya), Hideo Minaba, Tetsuya Nomura
Music: Nobuo Uematsu
Image Designer: Yoshitaka Amano
Battle Planner: Yasuyuki Hasebe, Akiyoshi Oota
Field Planner: Yoshihiko Maekawa, Keita Etoh, Satoru Tsuji, Hidetoshi Kezuka
Event Planner: Tsukasa Fujita, Keisuke Matsuhara
Effect Programmer: Hiroshi Harata, Satoshi Ogata
Battle Programmer: Akihiro Yamaguchi
Sound Programmer: Minoru Akao
Effect Graphic Designer: Hirokatsu Sasaki
Field Graphic Designer: Takaharu Matsuo, Yusuke Naora, Nobuyuki Ikeda, Tomoe Inazawa, Kaori Tanaka, Takamichi Shibuya, Shinichiro Hamasaka (as Shinichirou Hamasaka), Akiyoshi Masuda, Hidetoshi Kezuka
Monster Graphic Designer: Hitoshi Sasaki
Object Graphic Designer: Kazuhiro Ookawa
Sound Effect: Kazumi Mitome, Yoshitaka Hirota, Yasumasa Okamoto, Shun Ohkubo
Sound Engineer: Eiji Nakamura
Remake Planner: Weimin Li, Aiko Ito
Translator: Ted Woolsey
System Engineer: Masahiro Nakajima, Mitsuo Ogura, Yasunori Orikasa, Yutaka Ohdaira
Executive Producer: Tetsuo Mizuno, Hitoshi Takemura
Special Thanks to: Masafumi Miyamoto, K. Torishima, H. Hashimoto, Keitarou Adachi, Yoshinori Uenishi, Y. Ohkawa, Yasuo Kuwahara, Yusuke Hirata, T. Nomura, Kiyotaka Sousui, Tetsuhisa Tsuruzono, Y. Ishida, Michio Okamiya, Kei Hirata, Noriyuki Watanabe, K. Maeda
Sony PlayStation (2002) "Final Fantasy VI [Model SCES-03828]"