We Won’t Be Seeing Kingdom Hearts 3 or Final Fantasy XV at This Year’s E3

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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Sadly, all the Pre-E3 excitement cannot hide the despair that comes with this news. In an interview with famitsu.com, Final Fantasy series director Shinji Hashimoto has announced that the two highly anticipated Square Enix titles, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, will not be shown at this year’s E3.

Shinji Hashimoto had this to say in the interview about the two titles’ presence at the press conference:

We are are working diligently on Kingdom Hearts 3, but I think releasing new information will still take some time. We included a small part regarding the story of Kingdom Hearts 3 In (sic) the new trailer [for] Kingdom Hearts 2.5 prepared for E3 2014, so please check that out.

Well, first I’d like to say that development for Final Fantasy XV is going well. Internally, we try to ascertain the best timing for revealing new information about Final Fantasy XV 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 Final Fantasy XV. 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 Final Fantasy XV, and I’m looking forward to share new information when the timing is right. I would appreciate if fans hold out until then.

So it seems like we can still look forward to hearing more about the new Kingdom Hearts 2.5 which recently received a release date for Dec 2nd, but it would be nice to see something from the two unreleased games.