Until then, however, Tetsuya Nomura urges fans to wait for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
It’s almost strange to think that Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts 3 will be releasing in January 2019. However, it’s somewhat stranger that we haven’t had any concrete updates about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake in a while. Kingdom Hearts 3 director Tetsuya Nomura, who’s also directing the remake, did offer some interesting tidbits on the game’s development.
As per Famitsu, Nomura was at a closed event for The World Ends with You: Final Remix on October 30th and answered a number of questions from fans. One question simply stated, “I want to play Before Crisis: Final Fantasy 7 again!” Nomura laughed and responded in turn, “Not everyone may know this, but I’m remaking Final Fantasy 7…”
He then added, “Right now I’m concentrating on Kingdom Hearts 3, but when that’s finished, [Final Fantasy] 7 will be where I head next. I’m thinking about ideas regarding the remake’s release — I even spoke to producer Kitase about it today. All of us old-timers are considering various developments in regards to what accompanies the remake. Like if we can manage to do something about the Compilation [of Final Fantasy 7] titles too. But for the time being, please wait for 7’s turn to come.”
The Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 is actually a thing and consists of video games, movies, and even anime set in the series’ universe. Whether that means Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 for the PSP or Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy 7 are actually made available for the current generation remains to be seen. On the bright side, unlike Final Fantasy 15, many of these properties aren’t necessary to enjoy the story in Final Fantasy 7.
While there’s no release date for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 will be out for Xbox One and PS4 on January 25th 2019.