Kingdom Hearts 3
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
Final Fantasy VII/VIII art director joins Tetsuya Nomura’s next gen action RPG.
During a recent event showcasing art work from the recently released Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster, director Yoshinori Kitase and art director Yusuke Naora spoke to Denkiphile on a variety of topics. But it was Naora who revealed something interesting: He’s currently working on Tetsuya Nomura’s Final Fantasy 15.
“Well, I am currently working on FFXV. That’s about all I can say about that.”
Naora’s experience ranges from art direction on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy Type-0 to supervision on Crisis Core: FFVII among many other games.
As for Kingdom Hearts 3 – Nomura’s other action RPG opus – fans have already begun discussing the possibilities for Maleficent’s return. As the main antagonist for the majority of the first game and making appearances as an opposing force in Kingdom Hearts 2, it’s assumed that we’ll see Maleficent due to the newest film being made on the same character.
Maybe she’ll side with Xehanort? There’s also a theory that Xehanort could travel back in time and be the driving force for Maleficent’s corruption.
Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3 are both set to release for Xbox One and PS4.