Tetsuya Nomura Talks Kingdom Hearts III But Is Quiet On FFXV

Tetsuya Nomura Talks Kingdom Hearts III, But Is Quiet on FFXV

Square Enix recently revealed that Tetsuya Nomura is no longer helming Final Fantasy XV. Now he can work on getting Kingdom Hearts III out quickly.

"We're regularly meeting schedule deadlines." Nomura said in an interview with Weekly Famitsu. "Unfortunately, due to the engine, there are areas on the visual side where we're struggling."

Talking about the Kingdom Hearts III intro teaser that is included with Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD ReMIX, Nomura said, "When we showed the gameplay demo, we received the fan feedback and I felt a lot of anticipation was directed at Kingdom Hearts III. At present we can't really show more, but I wanted to send out some sort of message [to the fans]." Nomura also added, "I also wanted to show people that [Kingdom Hearts III] is going to start from a place they won't expect."

Nomura couldn't specify exactly how far along development Kingdom Hearts III is, but he did note: "I'm currently writing the scenario and selecting worlds. I'm also designing new outfits for Sora and Riku." That kind of gives you a general idea.

In regards to the change in directors for Final Fantasy XV, Nomura stated, "It was a company decision. That's all I can say about it right now."

Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD ReMIX is scheduled for release on the PS3 in Japan on October 2nd, in North America on December 2, Australia on December 4, and in Europe on December 5. Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled for release on the PS4 and Xbox One at some indeterminate time after that.

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    If they just hold off on Kingdom Hearts 3 for another four years - and at this stage, given Versus XIII/FF15, that wouldn't even be surprising - it'll have been as long between main series KH games as between Duke Nukem 3D and Duke Nukem Forever.

    Has Tetsuya Nomura just been asleep under his desk for the past eight years?

      I don't get people's issues with the non-numbered KH games, I thought they were fantastic (though irritatingly dispersed across consoles). Why do you prefer the numbered ones so much?

      Have you just forgot about all the other games he's directed in that time?


    I'm looking forward to both Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 15 and hope we can see them soon.

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