Square Enix CEO: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III Launch in Next 3 Years
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda revealed at a financial results briefing session for Square Enix Holdings on May 11 that the Final Fantasy VII remake and Kingdom Hearts III games are slated for release in about the next three years. Commenting on a presentation slide featuring game releases for fiscal year 2017 and the future, Matsuda said, "We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so."
Square Enix first announced the Final Fantasy VII remake in 2015 and the Kingdom Hearts III game in 2013. The official Twitter accounts for the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises revealed new screenshots for both games in February.
Tetsuya Nomura is returning to the Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 4 remake game as its director after serving as the character designer for the original game, and Kazushige Nojima is also returning to write the scenario.
Kingdom Hearts III is slated for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Epic Games is assisting with the game's development, using Unreal Engine4. The game's confirmed new worlds so far include Tangled and Big Hero 6, and the returning Olympus Coliseum world.
Square Enix Holdings' consolidated financial results reported earlier this month record-high net sales, operating income, and ordinary income for the fiscal year 2017.
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