Final Fantasy XIII is a Japanese-made game. It is also a role-playing-game. Yet, don't tell FFXIII producer Yoshinori Kitase that it's a JRPG — he'll set you straight!
"There's a trend these days to strictly categorise games as western RPGs or Japanese RPGs, but Final Fantasy is something that we don't try to categorise as either/or," Kitase told news outlet EDGE. Understandable that the man doesn't want his game pigeonholed; however, it is Final Fantasy — a game for many that epitomises JRPG.
"For us," Kitase added, "the game straddles genre." But what about for us?!