Kingdom Hearts 3 release date surprise as big Final Fantasy 7 Remake update is revealed
Kingdom Hearts 3 could be getting more specific news about its release date soon.
Series director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed that there are still more unrevealed worlds for Kingdom Hearts 3, which are due to be revealed soon.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is meant to be released sometime in 2018, with Square Enix previously saying release dates for a number of big games would be revealed before E3 2018 – meaning as we start to learn more about the title from various events, we're likely closing in on a proper reveal from Square Enix.
More unannounced worlds for the game are due to be announced fairly soon, with Nomura saying that one of the worlds is 'a bit different from the rest'.
Earlier this week, Disney artist Caldwell Tanner tweeted an interesting crossover, too – suggesting that perhaps Disney could include characters from cereal brands in the game. An interesting spin.
Kingdom Heart 3 Screenshots
Kingdom Heart 3 Screenshots
The Final Fantasy VII Remake has also received some interesting news this week, too.
The game's developer, Square Enix, published a new job listing last week which seemed to ask for a level planner for the upcoming RPG.
Gematsu translated the job advert, and you can read it below:
We are examining programs that implement general functions and contents for Final Fantasy VII Remake as necessary on the development team, and while we are reaching a satisfactory level in terms of reproducing the original title in high-quality graphics, we have come to the conclusion that we should aim for even higher quality in order to meet the expectations of fans.
That said, we will tackle the production of this big title by establishing core members of various positons such as level planner, battle planner, designer, engineer, etc. including existing members of the development team. Interested applicants are expected to work as a core member.
The bad news is if they're hiring core members of the team at this stage in the development, it suggests the title isn't close to completion.
Level planning tends to be an early part of development, too, hinting that it's going to be a long time before we see much more of this game.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 screenshots
Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming to PS4, although Square Enix is yet to reveal the release date.
Finally, Japanese magazine Famitsu has published its most recent set of weekly charts for the most highly anticipated upcoming games decided by its readers.
The setup of the chart shows that Japanese gamers are clearly excited for Square Enix's upcoming RPGs, with Final Fantasy VII cinching the top spot, with Kingdom Hearts 2 coming in second.
Square Enix's other upcoming JRPG projet – Octopath Traveler, which got a release date for Nintendo Switch at last week's Direct – also got a slice of the action, coming in 10th place in the chart.
You can see the full rankings below.
1. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 938 votes
2. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 655 votes
3. [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku – 565 votes
4. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X – 477 votes
5. [3DS] Persona Q2 – 342 votes
6. [PSV] Romancing SaGa 3 – 293 votes
7. [PS4] Death end re;Quest – 292 votes
8. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 – 241 votes
9. [PS4] Code Vein – 230 votes
10. [NSW] Project Octopath Traveler – 223 votes