Nomura: Final Fantasy VII Remake & Kingdom Hearts III Still Have a Way to Go

January 10, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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In the latest issue of Famitsu this week, director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III will be a bit longer, but he hopes to share more details on each at some point this year.

Asked about the state of Kingdom Hearts III’s development (translated by Gematsu), Nomura said there is still some ways to go:

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.

Asked the same question about Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nomura said we’ll have to wait a bit longer for both games because he wants to make sure they meet our expectations:

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.

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 still have a way to go. But there are many titles releasing this year, if you can wait for any ‘surprises.’

As for a possible bundle of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Nomura said, “Because the timing is delicate, we won’t be releasing anything like a complete pack this time.” However, they might offer a box that can hold both games as an e-Store bonus (likely in Japan).

Do you think we’ll see either game this year?

[Source: Famitsu via Gematsu]