The Super Mario RPG Remake was something fans have been looking forward to ever since it was revealed by a Nintendo Direct earlier in the year. The game was getting a facelift and would refine certain gameplay elements to make it fit the more “modern” RPG stylings. Even with those changes, the game would remain the same iconic classic that wowed fans on the SNES. Given that the game has been out for several days, it shouldn’t be surprising that many have beaten it already. The twist is what came when they looked at the credits.
As noted by GoNintendo, the game’s “Character Supervisor” was none other than Tetsuya Nomura. You know, the guy behind Kingdom Hearts and the Final Fantasy VII remake saga, among many other RPGs? Yeah, that guy.
It wasn’t revealed until recently that ArtePiazza, who is known for working on Dragon Quest titles, was the one who did the remake. They work closely with Square Enix, and we guess that Tetsuya Nomura was asked to help supervise the HD character looks and designs so that they fit the original mold. He is known for his character work, and that was shown here in the Super Mario RPG Remake.
Oh, one more thing, Nomura was in the “Special Thanks” section of the SNES title, so it’s nice to see him get an “elevated role” this time around. Stay tuned for our review of the game!