During an interview featured in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine, Tetsuya Nomura shared a few words on Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III. [Thanks, Hachima.]
Here’s a few highlights from Nomura-san’s interview:
Famitsu: This year is Kingdom Hearts’ 15th, Final Fantasy VII’s 20th, Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversaries. Tell us more about those.
Tetsuya Nomura: “First, we’ll release Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 in January, then we have Final Fantasy VII’s snow exhibit at the Snow Festival in Sapporo in February, and in March we have the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix and the start of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour. We might also be able to do something at Disney’s “D23” event. We’re also waiting on the start of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ’s second season.”
Will there be a bundle that has all the contents from Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 HD Remix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8?
“The timing doesn’t work out for us this time around, so we won’t release anything like a complete pack, but we’ve prepared a box that allows you to put in both software, something you often see with DVDs and such. It’ll likely be an e-Store bonus.”
What’s the development status on Kingdom Hearts III?
“The production process is different than what we’ve had up until now, so I can’t just give you a general idea, but I can say that there are worlds that still remain untouched. We’ve advanced on the production of worlds that have yet to be announced, so we can’t show them for now. As far as development status goes, there’s still a ways to go.”
What’s the development status on Final Fantasy VII Remake?
“We’re making steady progress on its production. While we are indeed working on it, I think we’ll have you guys wait a little longer for both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
I do apologize for that, but we’ll make up for it by making it into something that will meet expectations.
We didn’t share much information on either of the two titles last year, but I hope to show its progress at some event this year.
The release of these titles will still be a while. However, we have many titles releasing this year, and we hope you look forward to any ‘surprises’.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts III is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.