Kingdom Hearts 3
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
Producer Shinji Hashimoto has some bad news for fans.
Though initial reports indicated that both Square Enix’s next-gen blockbusters Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3 would be at E3 2014, producer Shinji Hashimoto has unfortunately confirmed that neither will be appearing this year. Speaking Famitsu (via SQEX), Hashimoto first addressed Kingdom Hearts 3’s absence.
“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 KH 2.5 prepared for E3 2014, so please check that out.”
As for earlier reports where Hashimoto indicated an appearance by Final Fantasy 15, he replied, “There was a misunderstanding in the reporting of that, a number of stories were accidently mixed into one. When I was asked about FFXV’s presence at E3, the answer I gave was that ‘I can’t answer yet.’ But somehow what I had said was framed in a different context when it was reported.”
However, there’s still good news about the game’s development. “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.”
Are you bummed at not seeing both games at E3, especially after their impact last year? Let us know in the comments.