2017 is the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts and while we have lots to look forward to, it’s more details on Kingdom Hearts 3, that people are waiting for and it looks like we might have to wait a little longer, as Tetsuya Nomura spoke with Weekly Famitsu and gave us fans an update.
This year is the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, and the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy, so what can we expect?
“First, we’re releasing Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue in January, then exhibiting a Final Fantasy VII snow sculpture at the Sapporo Snow Festival in February, releasing Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix in March, and starting the Kingdom HEarts orchestra world tour. We may be able to do something for the D23 Disney event. We’re also preparing for the start of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Season 2.”
Will you release a complete package including Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remixand Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue?
“Because the timing is delicate, we won’t be releasing anything like a complete pack this time, but we’re preparing a box that can hold both games, as is often the case with DVDs. Perhaps we can offer it as an e-Store bonus.”
What’s the state of Kingdom Hearts III‘s development?
“While I can’t make a sweeping statement because the development process is different from what we’ve done so far, there are still worlds untouched. Production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off. In terms of the state of development, there is still some way to go.”
What’s the state of Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s development?
“We’re steadily progressing on production. While we are making them, I apologize that the wait will be be a bit longer for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. I am very sorry, but to that degree I will make a game that will meet your expectations.
“Last year, I didn’t put out much information on either title, but this year I want to show our progress at an event somewhere. The release of the titles themselves have still have a way to go. But there are many titles releasing this year, if you can wait for any ‘surprises.’”
Are you looking forward to playing 1.5, 2.5 & 2.8 this year?