Looks like fans of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy series will have to wait even longer for both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Both games respectfully have been delayed once again according to their director, Tesuya Nomura.
During an interview with the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, the director spoke about the status of both games (translated by Gameatsu).
“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.” Nomura said, regarding Kingdom Hearts III.
As for Final Fantasy VII Remake, “We’re steadily progressing on production. While we are making them, I apologize that the wait will 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.”
Nomura concluded by saying, “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.’”
Hopefully fans won’t have to wait too much longer, since Kingdom Hearts III was originally announced during 2013’s E3 event while Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 in 2015. Both franchises are also celebrating their anniversaries this year; Kingdom Hearts is now 15, Final Fantasy VII is 20 and the Final Fantasy Franchise is now 30.
Both titles are scheduled for release for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No release dates have been announced.