Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III Not Releasing Before April 2017
Square-Enix is really taking their time in making their games.
Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts III won’t be releasing this year, or even by the end of March 2017, as confirmed by Square Enix. During an earnings presentation today, the publisher listed all major titles scheduled for release before the end of the current fiscal year (March 2017). Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake were both absent from the list. World of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, on the other hand, will be releasing before the end of this year.
You could see below the major titles that Square Enix will release before March 2017.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - August 23, 2016
- Final Fantasy XV - September 30, 2016
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - Holiday 2016
- World of Final Fantasy - 2016
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - 2016
- SaGa SCARLET GRAVE - 2016 (Japan)
Kingdom Hearts III was first announced in 2013, and now it looks like we won’t be seeing it any time before the end of 2016. The same can be said for Final Fantasy VII. We got a look at its remake trailer back in June 2015, where it was said that we would be getting to play the game in December 2015. Instead we got a gameplay video showing us how the combat system would play out. Final Fantasy XV is one major title by Square Enix which is releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One on September 30, this year. A demo by the name of Platinum Demo is out for the game, and should be played by all if they’re considering getting the final build. This demo will unlock a very special summon in the game, if you manage to complete it.
I'm not surprised that we won't see the release of FFVII remake and Kingdom Hearts III within this fiscal year, given the history of Square Enix of having a LONG development time in making their games. Hell, it took them a decade in making FFXV. I'm just glad that Star Ocean 5 will be released next month, and FFXV is coming 3 months after Star Ocean 5. I can wait for FFVII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III. Let's just hope that the long wait for those two games won't get us disappointed once they arrive next year.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Series, Kingdom Hearts Series
5/17/2016 3:01:45 AM Drew Constantino