No Final Fantasy XV Or Kingdom Hearts III Info At E3 Says Square Enix

By Ishaan . June 6, 2014 . 3:34am

Famitsu.com posted a short interview with Square Enix’s Final Fantasy brand director Shinji Hashimoto earlier today, and SQEX.info were quick to translate it. In the interview, Hashimoto says that Final Fantasy XV will not be present at E3 this year.

 

When asked by Famitsu if information on Final Fantasy XV will be presented at E3, Hashimoto replied:

 

Well, first I’d like to say that development for FFXV is going well. Internally, we try to ascertain the best timing for revealing new information about FFXV to the fans. So when we were going over our promotion plans, we judged that this year’s E3 would not be the best time to exhibit information about FFXV.

 

Instead we are currently planning to exhibit new information at events after E3 2014. I am extremely grateful to all the fans who excitedly anticipate FFXV, and I’m looking forward to share new information when the timing is right. I would appreciate if fans hold out until then.

 

Hashimoto also confirmed that information on Kingdom Hearts III will not be at E3 either. He told Famitsu: “We are are working diligently on KH3, but I think releasing new information will still take some time. We included a small part regarding the story of KH3 In the new trailer [for] KH 2.5 prepared for E3 2014, so please check that out.”


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  • darkprens

    Why you would tease KHIII on KH2.5 trailer then?

    Why? ;_;

    • Xerain

      Because they’re teasing that if you want to hear more about KH3, you have to buy KH2.5?

      • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAgYzpMfD0X9n_9uj6Zghw Jeremy

        hey guys, we need you to get the plat for all the games in the collections for a 2 minute trailer. Please understand.

      • darkprens

        Well. I think almost everyone will buy KH 2.5 because of 2FM and BBSFM HD. It’s not a deciding factor for me that i’ll see a minute of KH3 after credits scene. I’d just look at youtube.

    • Shady Shariest

      I am pretty sure that it was the original planned reveal of the third game. Remember that KH III was near-forcefully revealed against anyone’s judgement.

      This teaser was vague enough to start discussion, and last for a year or so. Giving the team plenty of stress-free time to make the game.

    • Jason Ryer

      To make fans buy it. ahla hidden trailer for platnuim both games or some bs.

    • Aunna Terrell

      To remind us that it’s still in development? It’s not a phantom game, lol. Though, I wonder what they’re gonna do with Kingdom Hearts X[chi]? Will we get a digest of that since it took place during the Keyblade Wars?

    • Anime10121

      To give people SOMETHING KH3 related at E3! I knew once I saw the teaser that they werent gonna have KH3 at the event. Why tease a game twice at the same event

  • TempestTwin

    Not like it matters, we already got the run down on those games last year. I believe they even said last year that they felt it was too early to announce them, but they did so to put everyone aboard the hype train.

    • Anime10121

      That was KH3, XV was said to be far enough that it would be shown at future events on a regular basis…

    • kaotron

      they should seriously stop announcing their games so early in advance. I thought they learned their lesson from announcing versus in ’06, just to announcing kh3 too when it wont be coming out for a long long time while some desperate fans still believe this’ll get a Q4 2014 or 2015 release.

      • Calintz YT

        We get it already you dislike those “fans”, now please shut already.

      • TempestTwin

        I agree, but its up to the fans to use their common sense and not get their hopes up. For me I’m expecting both games to come out around 2016 – 2017.

        • kaotron

          definitively sometime in 2016(if lucky) and 2017(more realistic imo).

          Oh well, the best thing to do is focus on the other game companies that are actually creating and RELEASING games rather than focus on SE take a decade to make a game that I doubt will satisfy everyone’s decade worth of ihgh expectations…

          I gave up on SE after they made 13 a trilogy. I know many hardcore fans who hated 13 but still defend/forgive them for their mistakes for some reason..

          • TempestTwin

            I agree man, wish more people were out there on the internet like us instead of being blind fanboys like they are. Honestly I think they only made FF13 a trilogy was only to keep people happy because they knew that they promised FF versus 13 which ended up being a mistake and they needed something to pretty much cover it up. Thats why they left us in the dark with FF versus 13 (FF 15) for so long.

  • Guest

    wonder what will they show this? i have a feeling lightning is gonna crash in square e3

  • Tom

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻)
    At first we wanted to have a release window. -> NO
    We wanted info on the game. -> NO
    We wanted to have info when will new info come. -> NO

    WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR!? There’s no better time to reveal stuff than E3! At least for the west. And they do care about their western audience, right? -> NO

    TGS? We’ll never see this game… I’m pissed. I had enough…

    • SpeeeeedowaGOOONnnn

      It’s been a real roundabout since E3 2006, sigh
      -_-

  • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Rikku Ishida

    NOT SURPRISED!!! But at least they are working on it so weeee?

  • Ecchitori-san

    I see, keeping tabs with P5, eh.. I hope TGS has all the stuff we have been yearning for..

  • Kairo Fujima

    “Please look forward to it.”

    Dear god, how often must we look forward to nonexistent information until they finally throw us a bone?

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      When they’re finished lol

    • Jason Ryer

      Because 2.5 is their big game this year as lighting returns was last year.

      The game wount be out before winter 15 in japan. Kingdom hearts 3 will be 16. This is based on dev cycle. Its odd because square enix will be vulnerable to loses again.

      • kaotron

        It’s pretty sad when a HD port is the best thing they have coming this year.

        • Anime10121

          It is, but I wonder what people really expected when SE Japan showed int heir fiscal forecasts they’d only sell less than 3 million total software all year :P

          • Jason Ryer

            Technically ,there’s 2 other games brave default 2 which i dont think has been announced for usa and curtain call FFTR2.

            Bravely defualt probably wount hit but curtain call just may

          • kaotron

            yeah, SE still has an abundance of religious fans who see XV and KH3 as their final trump card that’ll get them out of this mess.

            I used to love square but I gave up on them after they decided to make 13 a trilogy…

          • Anime10121

            I still like Square, they still make good games, they just failed HORRIBLY in quality of their home console games last gen. The handheld games were dope though!

            But yeah, I’ve said from the beginning, anyone who expected XV and/or KH3 to be released this year needs their brain checked out. Hell KH3 wont be released until 2017 at the earliest :/

          • kaotron

            You should seriously take a look at the forums full of FF/KH fans who actually think this’ll be out by 2015 because they want to believe in the Nomura that believes in you.

          • Anime10121

            Oh I see it all the time, and not just on the fan sites, people seem to genuinely believe it too. I wish I still had that innocence where I believed in Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, and SE not taking a decade to actually release a home console game :/

          • kaotron

            well tbh, I wasnt expecting all that much anyway, so Im not disappointed at all.

            I thought they’d do the same thing as last year, you know, just recycle the old trailers, adding in 3-5 seconds of new footage and ending the show with the words “Still in development” on the screen.

        • Jason Ryer

          Most of the games already dropped with Murdered coming out this week actually to lukewarm reviews.

          The sad thing is persona 5 will come out next year and if the timing is bad it will steal the hype train for XV.

          • NimbusStev

            I’m already way more hyped for P5, and we hardly even know anything about it. This 8 year tease finally just reached its tipping point and I don’t really care anymore.

      • Vesperion

        The KH-3, and FF15 news made Lightning Returns none existent last year at E3

        • Jason Ryer

          Which probably explains why it will be a slow news day in regards to those games next week. But you are correct though.

    • Monterossa

      If they announce FF16 at E3, the game will be released before FF15.

      • Ric Vazquez

        LOOOOOOOOOOL! Good one

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      I like to think that when they said that sentence, there was just this endless hail of fruit, vegetables, and live chickens hurled at them.

    • Roger

      We’ll get Bravely Fifteenth earlier at this point, seems like.

      • Ric Vazquez

        Damn LMAO

    • Theob Vious Choice

      When they recover enough to release games that aren’t Final Fantasy on platforms that aren’t Smartphones regularly. Every time they have an interesting premise it’s like “HEY, THIS IS ON IPHONE!” or “Worship your microtransaction overlord!”
      Either that or, “Here, a remastered game… you still get the awful English dub though. Y’know, we threw you a bone with Lighting Returns, but hell; Namco did dual audio for the ToS remaster, that is insane! We can’t do things like that too much though, also be prepared for disappointing gameplay mechanics. We… we kinda don’t know what to do with this whole “action” thing.”

    • Ric Vazquez

      My thoughts exactly DAMNIT!

  • Blackikun

    It´s still FF13 Versus xD so yes, you must wait… maybe 7 years for new infos muahaha XD

  • Shippoyasha

    Wouldn’t even be surprised if we started seeing more proper news a few years from now.

  • Egil

    i sense a lightning will strike in e3. Please let me be wrong

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      Already confirmed in famitsu that Lightning will appear at E3, it’s been stated to not be a new game though

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        Then what is it? A XIII movie? Unless the director is anyone except for Motomu Toriyama, I have zero hope for the Final Fantasy XIII sub-series.

        • OathkeeperSoraXIII

          possibly could be a movie. It’s just a surprise as of now (probably a movie)

  • Shady Shariest

    This fits well with everything we have heard from Squeenix. Might be my memory failing me: But i remember reading about them going back to their roots.

    …And what better way than saving some big guns to TGS over E3?

  • Akemi Homura

    That cover image made me laugh. Then it made me sad. Dammit SE.

    • Aunna Terrell

      I’m sorry. I’m still laughing. It’s perfect~

  • Heropon

    This game will move to PS5 in the future =))

  • SirRichard

    So we’re back this again, huh. That didn’t take long.

    • Alestaos

      When did we ever really get away from this?

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    No surprise there. I wasn’t really expecting them to show them this year anyway lol

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    You’re such a tease, Squeenix.

    • Ronldbx6

      Correcting your comment, “You’re such a f****** tease, Squeenix!” All my frustration.

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    I’ll admit i wasn’t’ expecting anything on FFXV at E# even Kingdom hearts i was like well maybe something bu then that tease at the end of the 2.5 HD trailer gave me hope that we might get something at E3 now we are told we get nothing thanks way to disappoint. If your not going to show nothing then dont show anything.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    still waiting….

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Squeenix

    • Ronldbx6

      Yes Master *drools.

  • http://hanzoadam.tumblr.com/ Hanzoadam

    Couldn’t care about Kingdom hearts

    a bit disappointed with Final Fantasy though

  • KrazyBean

    Tokyo Game Show is when we can expect some news I guess…

    • Zuhri69

      Nuh-uh, ain’t falling for that shit again!!!!!

      Sorry, didn’t mean to be rude, but damn it, we did our waiting!!!!

  • Zuhri69

    Why.

    Why?!!

    WWWHHHYYYY!!!!!

  • Guest

    “Please, be excited”.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      You’re the first person I’ve seen that has used that the correct way, complete with the comma placement. +1 Like.

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    Funny, really.

    • Slickyslacker

      There should be a version with a 3rd slide, in which Hashimoto is depicted as a skeleton.

  • Zypharium

    Alright, so I do not need to pay attention to this game anymore? Good, since I have lost all my remaining interest in FF.

  • Aunna Terrell

    lol perfect image. Who’s bright idea was that, Ishaan? Yours? Mad props!

    Personally, I’m glad they’re not just gonna give us a rehash of the trailer that we’ve seen with “small” new additional footage. I’d rather wait till they’re ready to announce more information than to have another little tease that’ll just get everyone over hyped about a game we’re not even sure is launching next year or even 2016.

  • Anime10121

    I knew once I saw the tease at the end of KH2.5′s trailer it wasnt gonna be there, and with SE not hyping E3 at ALL this year, I figured XV wasnt either…

    XV will be at TGS at the earliest, while KH3 will be shown again when they feel like it (unless they choose to make it disappear for another 2-3 years) :P

    SE last year at E3- ” We’ll be showing these two much more at events from here on out, the secrecy is over!”

    SE this year… PLEASE BE EXCITED

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      Expect XV is shown in private at TGS.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Mr. Hashimoto-san, PLEASE STOP repeating for us to “wait a little longer”‘ “please be patient” or “hold on until then” because we’ve been doing this for the past 8 years. Throughout that time, we’ve been abused and mistreated with the XIII trilogy and All The Bravest and most ones thought XV was cancelled.

    E3 is the BEST time to show Final Fantasy XV! How is it NOT the best time? Square-Enix is not exactly in the same position as Rockstar when they thought GTA V was too big for E3. Final Fantasy’s status right now is nowhere near as good as GTA’s.

    • Ferrick

      what are you overreacting for? it’s not like E3 is the only place where they can show XV, there’s still the TGS ’14, and if you think about it, the E3 ’13 trailer did hint that we’re not going to get anything in XV this E3

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        What about Comic-Con?

        • Ferrick

          never seen it, do they show new games or just DC and marvel goodness

          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            I read that Hashimoto said that there are many conferences that they could XV at plus a few scenes of XV was shown at Thailand Comic Con.

          • Ferrick

            ah, well who knows, it may appear there or tgs, but it’s not going to appear in E3 ’14 for sure, so that’s that

          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            Still a shame though because that was the number 1 thing I was hyping for to be at E3 but at least there’s still other great games coming like SSB, X, Hyrule Warriors, MGS V and hopefully some new IP or Goat Simulator for PS4.

          • Ferrick

            yeah, i kinda anticipated this long ago, so i’m not that shocked that this happened

          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            We’re getting really old.

          • Ferrick
          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            :’(

          • Jason Ryer

            There are games, earthbound was dropped day 1 of comic-con last year. Its normally themed games like 101 though.

  • kaotron

    what a surprise…

  • Masa

    Game is taking forever to make, i’m guessing they are trying they’re hardest to make this next FF game amazing, after all the hate FFXIII got from most of the fanbase.

  • Martian Wong

    You are on my black list now SE

  • Jack Frazee

    Let me start out by saying that I absolutely love the Final Fantasy series. The only one I really don’t like is 2, because of the stat increasing system. I even enjoyed X-2, and all of the XIII games.

    But in order to not be a massive disappointment at this point, FFXV will have to be the greatest game ever made, and I just don’t see that happening.

    This game has been in production for 8 freaking years. I don’t believe it will be worth the wait.

    • kaotron

      no game can fill the expectations/hype of 8+ whole years no matter how good it ends up being.

      It’s gonna be hard but when I finally play it I’m gonna have to tell myself to forget how long it’s been in development otherwise I’ll feel really jaded about the game.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Do you really want to make a certain company stealing the spotlight?

  • Tincho Kudos

    Then why show it on past E3?
    Honestly my pseudo-hype for this game died years ago, but still for those FF fans it must be annoying to be constantly dissapointed

  • Fujisawa Ruuzaa

    Maaaann SE really makes me mad these days. Type 0 announcement is the only way SE can redeem themselves this E3

  • Kaetsu

    Well I guess I’m in a minority since I don’t really care for either of these games.

  • David García Abril

    You know… FF XV was presented in 2006, even if wasn’t named as such back then.

    At this rate, this game will beat “Duke Nukem Forever” as the biggest “vaporware” of all time!

    • kaotron

      whenever I tell someone that ffxv may become the duke nukem of jrpgs they always tell me that duke nukem was a mess that was outsourced and passed along way too many times to the point where the final product was garbage yet defend xv thinking that it’ll be a masterpiece that’ll change their view on life because the almighty Nomura is behind it…

  • urbanscholar

    I’m utterly surprised at this lack of information. One would think they wouldn’t release trailer s for games years from release.

    I wonder how far out these games & how long they think people will care. Big emphasis on think

    • saxophone15

      Even after all these years FFXV made it in the top 5 list of anticipated games on IGN (voted by users). I think there will still be plenty of people who care when the game comes out (more than now I think).

  • http://mark115.tumblr.com King of Nowhere

    It’s easy to accept the fact that we won’t see Kingdom Hearts 3 at this year’s E3 but Final Fantasy XV… C’mon! When FFXIII was announced back there in 2006 the game was present in almost all the E3. What are they doing? I truly hope that this might be just a joke and they will suprise us with lots of new info.

  • StaticDestroyer

    After 8 years “development for FFXV is going well” should really be “development for FFXV is going well, so much so we’ve actually finished it, it went gold yesterday and it’s shipping on Friday. So please check that out”

  • Michael Richardson

    Looks like I’ll be picking up Final Fantasy XV with a new copy of The Last Guardian.

    • Ferrick

      i’ll just take the HL3 bundle, which includes XV, The last guardian, and Half life 3

  • Roger

    Getting a Wii U for X never felt so appealing.

    • Nesther

      There’s no reason not to get both.

      • Roger

        Never said that. But since this is pretty much vaporware already…yeah

        • Nesther

          If this is vaporware, there will never be a FFXVI. It’ll be the end of the franchise.

          • dam4rus

            Wait… that would be a bad thing?… FF is going downhill since 10 and while i liked 12, it’s a far cry from the old games and don’t get me started on 13 trilogy… If this game turns out bad, the franchise is dead anyway.

          • Jason Ryer

            Theres still bravely default the other FF.

    • dam4rus

      I will get mine tomorrow. Now we just need an X release date.

    • Jason Ryer

      Persona 5 and x will happen before this game comes out.

  • DemonicX

    ..This is getting ridiculous, especially with FFXV. Didn’t they state that the game was almost done a while back? -_-

    As for KH3,they really need to just end the series after it releases. Seeing how long it took Square just to announce it, could you guys imagine how long it will take for them to announce KH4 and release it?

    • kaotron

      they say that they’ll start working more on kh3 once xv is “eventually” released(which isnt for a long time).

      And to anyone familiar with squenix’s tendencies it’s obvious that kh3 is not going to end the series and instead is bound to set up some easy spinoff port games to be miked for the next few years again..

      • Ferrick

        didn’t they say that kh3 is just the end of the xehanort arc? And there’s a possibility that the next ark will be adult sora arc?

        • Ni ~Algidus~

          in more recent interviews nomura is avoiding corfirming that 3 is the end of Xehanort saga.
          :p

          • Ferrick

            i do wish that there’s more games that lets you play as Riku tho, loved his battle style in KHDDD: they want the D

          • Ni ~Algidus~

            they’re already D’s.
            I never liked Sora and always liked Riku more. while 3D is the worst KH game for me in terms of story beign able to play as Riku in it was awesome.
            though, Aqua and Terra still have the most fun playstyle in my book

          • Ferrick

            to me, sora is just EZ mode even in critical mode, because of his links that are always in invincibility mode, as for riku, i like his darkness based attacks and high risk high rewards playstyle

    • Slickyslacker

      KH III isn’t coming until at least 2017, I assure you.

      That isn’t even being cynical anymore.

  • Herok♞

    TGS will most likely just have the info about the game then, which is perfectly fine its not like they have to show things at every event anyway.

  • Kelohmello

    You’re killing me here.

  • Kornelious

    Well I expected no KH3 but was kinda hoping we would see something new on FFXV….But it’s all ok, we have plenty other stuff to look forward to at E3! :D

  • Ksatmata

    we are excited for your largest poster SE

  • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

    Total bummer… what’s Square thinking?

  • Please understand.

    The release date was already announced last year.

    • http://kuroneko772.blog.jeuxvideo.com/ KuroNeko77

      So… 15/09/2592 ?
      That’ll be a long wait (´・ω・`)

    • Michieie

      Etro how could I miss that?

  • fairysun

    That’s …..

  • nororu

    Please be excited 2.0 remix

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    sigh……..

  • MaidKillua

    Not bringing either of their 2 biggest games to E3? Y’know what this means guys? MORE LIGHTNING ANNOUNCEMENTS. In all seriousness though, they can bring this back with Type-0 for the west and/or a Dissidia 3 announcement (which isn’t too unlikely since they have stated that they want to do it several times in the past)

  • kenshinx13

    dammit Square -_- I mean i get that it’s a long process but throw us a bone here, it’s gotta be almost done show some mechanics give us a rundown of what the gameplay will feel like. maybe even tell us how the support characters even work, SOMETHING

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Square Enix conference attendance drops to three people.

    • Anime10121

      They’re not having a conference, and havent done one in years (at least for E3)…

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

    Doesn’t matter. All I wanted was some KH III cock tease and KH II.5 trailer delivered.

    As for XV eh, already got used to not get news too often about it :V

  • Izzeltrioum

    I was planning to post the following—-

    (((((((No. This is no strategy whatsoever for engaging us to get excited or this “Silence is a fatal weapon for making you obsess with me”. This is BS and bad info management–Incompetence at its best

    Well, keep it up SE! XV’s battle system, judging for the latest videos, it’s, like, 10-year old gimmick fest roundabout, DMC-tier)))))))

    Or is it that your cinematic experience cutscenes are that hard to make? Just make it a goddamn movie cuz you suck at substance and combat systems.
    ——–

    But maybe that’s the intended reaction SE was expecting from us.

    Just imagining the Casual “JRPG” fanbase of them with heads spinning cause of this…

  • Michael Cortorreal

    Hmm…i wonder, why ain’t I surprised by this news? Oh yeah! They have been doing this for almost a decade…A DECADE!
    This Final Fantasy, or will save Square-Enix or will doom them. You don’t keep waiting a person for almost 10 years to brimg them something “meh” in the end.
    To me…FFXV is the fusion of KH, FF and FF:Online.(like the world will be huge…like FFXIV:ARR)

  • KH1989b

    FFXV and KH3 are not even on my most anticipated games list. SE have become irrelevant as far as I am concerned.

  • chosen105

    Not like I was expecting it out this year anyway. Just this year they dropped FFX collection, LRFF13, FF14 for PS4 and now kingdom hearts 2.5. I would say we had a good year but I really do want to know when this game is going to be released because its been way to long.

  • theoriginaled

    Square doesnt do E3 anymore. My guess is theyll hold off for TGS and make sure they have the most concrete info possible.

    • chosen105

      More than likely.

    • Jason Ryer

      No thats not exactly true. We will get Tomb raider 2 and hitman at E3 like we got murdered. Point is I guess there are focusing on western titles for e3 more then FF reveals.

    • NimbusStev

      Actually Square is planning to bring at least 2 unannounced titles with them to E3. The official twitch stream will be broadcasting demonstrations of these games at 12pm PST on Wednesday and at 12:20 pm PST on Thursday.

  • pokeroi

    Maybe DQ then?

    • Guest

      Who knows? But if I had to guess I’d say it’s more likely to see the games from SE Europe like Tomb Raider “2″, that Legacy of Kain spinoff and the new Hitman.

      • Anime10121

        Man I hope to see TR2 and Sleeping Dogs 2 at E3! Hitman can kick rocks though :/

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    Whenever you announce the PS4 bundle, I will finally break down and buy that shit.

    Not before then, Sony, not before then…

    • Vash bane

      lol

    • Michieie

      I was thinking exactly the same. I’ll get the PS4 along with FFXV, by then it will have plenty of games and hopefully will be cheaper.

      • Skeptika Crediblus

        Watch Dogs and an Infamous game are not enough for me to justify dropping that much money on a console. I just can’t do it.

        Now, Persona 5 on the other hand…

  • Roger

    I wonder how ”advanced” the development is, since a new trailer (instead of the same one with 10 more seconds) is nonexistent.

  • JoshuaMariguez197

    Iwata’s not going to be at E3 and no new KH3 and FFXV info either, are we at least going to get info on a Western release of Bravely Second

    • Guest

      I don’t see why we couldn’t, Iwata physical presence at E3 is irrelevant for any announcements they could be preparing, and still that would be something I’d expect more from the Treehouse Live broadcast with Bill Trinen. Nevertheless Iwata could appear at the pre-recorded segments of the Nintendo Digital Event or even stream from Japan.

      • JoshuaMariguez197

        Well yeah I was like half asleep when I posted it

    • subsamuel01

      Iwata being at E3 isn’t a huge loss, its not like they had a press conference. Plus I’m sure they pre-recorded whatever he had to say for the digital event.

  • AuraGuyChris

    …Well! I guess Bravely Second shall be the show’s thief.

  • EX+

    Bollocks. Absolute bollocks.
    If they know what’s good for them, they are trolling.

    • Nesther

      If they know what’s good for them? What are you gonna do, slap them on the wrist?

  • Ren Yuumei

    inb4 delay till 2016

    • pimpalicious

      That wouldn’t be a delay, date hasn’t been announced. :P

  • shuyai

    i got insider news about FFXV’s development is moved to PS5

    • Slickyslacker

      Nah, too optimistic. PS7 in 2025.

      • Izzeltrioum

        And still Sen no Kiseki will be localized 30 years after KH3.

        • kaotron

          I seriously just gave up on that series, it was the only way I could cope with most of the games not being brought over here…

          either that or learn japanese so you can just import and never have to worry about localization again.

  • Schezo Wegey

    I don’t love SE anymore compared to Sqaure previously. I miss the SO games before they went under like Breath of Fire and I’m still wondering if games like Dew Prism are ever going to be remade/have a sequel.

    • Ryker

      You might get your wish someday, but those games will be mobile titles. SE’s console/handheld support outside of Eidos’s releases has been incredibly weak as of late.

  • Slickyslacker

    I just broke a pair of headphones, and damaged my mouse.

    Oh well. Like Stella’s words instruct, I’m getting on with my life. Here’s to TGS in September.

  • ER_Mac3

    Oh man, part of my E3 is gone ._.

  • iLoveNintendo

    Im disappointed beyond limits.

    • Ronldbx6

      I was so freaking sad yesterday.

  • Eder García

    please be excited

  • Savage Sui ♥

    *shrugs* Oh well. I’m so used to not getting any info on these games that this news hardly fazes me .w. lol

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Wahhhh to think that Sui chan is giving such cold remarks shows how bad S-E is right now.

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

        Cold remarks?

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, usually Sui chan is positive on most thing here. But to think she will said that she is more or less no problem here.^_^

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            I’d say compared to other reactions about this piece of news, Sui was being plenty positive .w.

  • Learii

    boo we want info on FF XV at E3

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    pic

  • Abel_Nightroad

    I guess Koji Taguchi will also feel humiliated this year : http://andriasang.com/comwax/square_enix_japanese_showing/

  • Kango234

    I’m convinced that there is someone in this company who’s just trying to make it fail.

  • P4ine

    whatever
    can’t even takem serious anymore

  • WingsOfEternity

    Alright, this is your chance to announce Valkyrie Profile 3: Hrist

    • Masa

      Would love that game but it would probably suck coming from SE these days.

      • Radprofile

        Correct, so better leave Valkyrie Profile the way it was,a great game not much people cared about to try.

  • Kroz

    so the two games i was possibly the most hyped about are not even showing up at the event. come on square i thought after last years E3 we would get consistent updates from then on.

  • Yan Zhao

    SE got nothing to show? So not surprised. We’ll see these games released in 2016 if we’re lucky.

  • The Watcher

    Do yall think FF15 and KH3 will be released in the same year together? the only way i see this may work is maybe one is released in spring, while the other is winter.

    • Slickyslacker

      FF15: Late 2015

      KH3: Late 2016 (pipe dream)/2017

  • Spider-Man

    You know, I was 14 when this was announced as Versus XIII. I’m 22 now.

    • Hinataharem

      Stop making me feel old

      • Spider-Man

        You’re going to need a cane soon, buddy.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      wow I was 13 lol

    • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

      I was a SE fan back then XD

      Today? Move over SE, my JRPG fix has been taken over by the Atelier series: great games released every 1-2 years w/ plenty of replayability.

      Lern 2 deliver idiots.

    • Ric Vazquez

      I was 16, time sure goes fast…or FFXV is too slow.

    • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

      Think of the poor fucking bastards who worked on this game before you were 14

      • NimbusStev

        Think about the developers on the team who got this as their first project. Eight year veterans of the industry and not a single shipped title in their portfolio.

  • JoJo_718

    I was in high school when it was announced, I’ll bet I’m going to finish my PhD when it’s finally released, alongside The Last Guardian.

  • Izzeltrioum

    The reason why::

    Uploaded it twice. YES, IT’S REAL.

    • Symbol de Au

      I’m so happy about this. The disappointment, rage, and straight up confusion surrounding E3 has to be the best part. This is
      one of the best times of the year to laugh.

    • kaotron

      no…

      This can’t be true. Please tell me this is some kind of sick sadistic joke. My heart can’t handle this.

    • Brandonmkii

      I’ve only played the first one, this is actually pretty cool.

    • Jason Ryer

      Best trolling ever but i can see why they would do this.

    • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

      *see’s pic*

      This should be banned…

      no, really. :/

  • Naruto

    I can forgive this if they release some more information on KH 2.5 HD remix.

  • Myanimexarts

    So… what if they’re not on E3? that’s fine with me. Its not like were getting a release date or something.

    I’m guessing we’ll get to see them both on TGS with a release window.

    Stop complaining, its not easy to make a game.

    (Early release=glitch and bugs) or
    (Later date=perfect game)

    • Godmars

      I think part of the point, or the headache, is that they’ve repeatedly been talking a big game, only to under deliver.

      Just that they’ve announced two game engines within the span of FF15 supposed production, very expensive in-house product I believe, and they likely wont be using either. That they dumped the older engine for UE3 with FF13.

      The company is a mess.

      • Myanimexarts

        You got a point there…

        And I second to that, the company really is a mess. esp. with those overpriced iOS games.

    • Symbol de Au

      Later date=perfect game

      ^Really?

      • Myanimexarts

        I’m only talking about this game.

        Not the one that’s in your head. (whatever that game is)

        • Izzeltrioum

          Well, I can compare XV to Watchdogs, as both feature/d this “Next-gen Defining” premise. And we all know how Watch Dogs turned out.

          There are far, superior, substance-and-combat-wise JRPGs aside anything SE-related.

          It’s time to move on, and support those others that keep the genre going (Namco, Xseed, Falcom, From Software, Monolith Soft, to mention some).

      • Jason Ryer

        The tech quote means a late game can be tweaked and fixed. A bad game is forever bad. Technically this is wrong today because a late game can be just as bad as a on time one.

        When the quote was done years ago my miyamoto it was for q/a stuff now not so much.

    • chroma816

      If the game was announced 2 years ago, I’d see your point.

      Now? It’s been 8 years.

      • Myanimexarts

        8 years ago… was there a PS4?

        • chroma816

          It was originally announced for PS3.

          I can understand taking time on a game, but it’s been 8 years and countless revisions later. There’s a difference between “games are hard to make” and “teased despite no work being done for like 8 years”.

          Expect people to be patient for 2 or 3 – that’s fine. Not 8. Not almost a decade.

  • doctorpope181

    Typical SE. Announcing 2.5′s release date ahead of schedule to cushion the blow. Disappointing.

  • PreyMantis
    • Symbol de Au

      I doubt it.

      • PreyMantis

        Nintendo is not Square-Enix.

        • Godmars

          But Monolith Soft use to be part of Square.

          Until they sold them to Nintendo.

          • Abel_Nightroad

            No, they were mostly owned by Namco

          • Guest

            You are thinking of Bandai Namco.

          • PreyMantis

            I’m sorry, but I don’t follow you: what’s your point?

          • Godmars

            They sold off, or fired, what was best about them.

          • PreyMantis

            Square-Enix never had a control nor was Monolith Soft was ever part of SE. It’s true that Hirohide Sugiura, Tetsuya Takahashi, and other former SQ employee used to be part of SQ, but MS was never made by nor a part of SQ. Namco was the one that had an investment with MS, not SQ. I’m sure you don’t know this, but Namco Bandai was the one that sold Monolith Soft to Nintendo since they owned majority of MS due to their investment. That’s why MS is a first-party developer of Nintendo. Square-Enix NEVER had anything to do with Monolith Soft.

          • Jason Ryer

            More like namco then nintendo but true that.

        • Symbol de Au

          Told you so. Yeah I planned this.

          • PreyMantis

            *clap* *clap* *clap*

  • Ace

    Please be excited.

  • PreyMantis

    I was in middle school when Kingdom Hearts first came out. Now, I’m old enough to be a father and KH3 is still in development.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ah. Well, I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised. Making your own events and ensuring your products get 100 % attention IS the custom of the time, after all.

    Won’t stop me from being salty over how E3 is no longer the end-all, be-all as far as announcing news of course, but still. I get why they hold stuff back.

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    Somehow I knew… I had a fragment of hope but, I knew. Ah Well, still excited for all the other flood of announcements from E3. I shall look forward to whenever the information surfaces.

  • Jrocy247

    This is getting obnoxious, annoying, and outright irritating….I believe they’re inattentively trying to get people not to care about FFXV and/or KH3 anymore. They had no problem showing off the game last year…but RIGHT BEFORE the even kicks off, you announce this bullshit…TWO GAMES Everyone was looking forward too…The whole “Please look forward to it” and “Just be patient”….Is just more of an insult than a fucking excuse.
    If they’re not gonna bother trying and showing the games people care for….what’s the point of them even being there???

    • Brandonmkii

      Maybe there’s not much to show? When they announced them last year, they said that the games were not even close to finished. I don’t know why people are surprised/mad.

  • chroma816

    Squeenix.

    Squeenix no.

    Goddamn it Squeenix.

    Fuck.

  • Skye Johnson

    Considering how many games are coming out this year and next that I want to buy… (All the new Persona games, Dangan Ronpa, Tales of, Trails SC) my bank account is actually pretty grateful at the lack of announcements.

    It’s been grateful for years now, and who knows how many more. I’ll believe the game is coming out when I get a shipment notification from Amazon and my bank account is having a tantrum in disbelief.

  • Firekitty

    As one of the few people who still loves and respects Squeenix, who loved FFXIII and LR and forgives them for XIII-2 and not localizing Type-0 as long as they don’t C&D the translation project…

    I can give them the benefit of the doubt ONCE MORE. I’m going to assume they’re holding out for TGS, because they want to save the big announcements for their home turf. If we don’t get anything substantial before then, I’m just going to assume FFXV is the world’s longest running troll and move on.

    • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

      True fans like you are a rare breed my friend… I gave up my SE badge years ago, but knowing there are fans like you left, I humbly /bow to you and wish you a happy TGS this year not just for you, but for all of us.

      2014 is really turning out to be “The Year of Nintendo” at this point… which isn’t bad… but I’d rather have a “Year of awesome games from ALL three major companies” instead of being on life support from only one of them O_o

      • Firekitty

        If we get something substantial about X at E3, it’ll probably make up for the lack of FFXV, to be honest. I’m not really interested in any other Nintendo property, but any game made by Takahashi Tetsuya is worth buying a system for.

  • Aspenharls

    I’m too not surprised to be mad.
    Honestly, who was expecting otherwise?

  • Michael Connell

    A few years ago some friends and I had a bit of a joke conversation that Versus XIII/FFXV didn’t really exist and was actually some elaborate practical joke/hoax by SE. The only thing we couldn’t really get around was what the motive would be to pull that off. Now…I’m starting to wonder if we were horribly correct…

  • bob

    Yeah, well I wasn’t looking forward to Vaginal Fantasy or Kingdom Farts anyways, stupid Squeidosixver.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Then announce that game Steve Burton teased in his twitter account that would feature Cloud

  • Nice Boat Quatro
  • Richard N

    Oh well, I got Dragon Age Inquisition to hold me over. The countless mods will keep that baby going for awhile.

  • xzeldax3

    I bet FF XVI will come out before this.

  • Michieie

    A died a little. I only wanted at least new footage or more tidbits about the characters.

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    Wait til TGS 14 if nothing, then raise hell.

  • Lumi

    Caught in Development Hell?

  • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

    Reads title… already knows the correct response:

    “But of course there isn’t XD”

  • Kuromadou

    *heads to Bravely Second abandoned in the corner, covered in dust among all of those console hypes*

  • Fox

    Guess we can rule out a 2015 release.

  • Anthony Hadow

    This better mean Dragon Quest announcements

  • Crysus Bu

    Guys don’t worry, I’m guessing SE will present info post E3 via Square Enix Presents. Remember last year quite some information was released post E3.

  • Prosciutto93

  • Ronldbx6

    At first I was all T_T when I heard KH3 and FF15 wouldn’t be at E3 this year. That’s what I was looking forward too the most but, “We included a small part regarding the story of KH3 In the new trailer [for] KH 2.5 prepared for E3 2014, so please check that out.” okay I can deal with that, better than nothing.

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