If you’re a fan of JRPGs hoping to finally get your hands on Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake sometime this year, looks like you’ll have to keep on waiting. During an interview in this week’s issue of Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, Square Enix artist, designer and director Tetsuya Nomura said both those games’ releases are still a long way away.
During the interview, Nomura is asked about the development status of Kingdom Hearts III. His answer, unfortunately, is that the development status still has “a ways to go.” While that does come as sad news, its probably no surprise for fans who have been waiting for more than ten years for the game’s release. When asked about the development status of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nomura said that fans will have to wait longer for that one as well. Nomura said he hopes the development team will “make up for it by making it into something that will meet expectations.”
Nomura added that though Square Enix didn’t share much information on these two games last year, he jokes they can show the progress on these games at some event later this year.
If JRPG fans still need something sate their thirst, Nomura was able to confirm that Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 will be released sometime in January, and that there would be a Final Fantasy VII snow exhibit at the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan. Nomura also reminded gamers that Square Enix has many titles releasing this year, and teased that fans can expect a few “surprises” sometime this year.