Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake director, Tetsuya Nomura, has admitted that both titles were announced prematurely.
One of the more interesting segments of the interview revolves around Nomura’s feelings regarding the nature of the reveals of the Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III. For the most part, Nomura attributes the early announcements to overwhelming questions from fans and industry-wide speculation. He and his team did not want the games to fall victim to leaks like so many have recently.
“I am well aware of the fact that we announced it too early, but even in the industry, word was beginning to spread that we were working on the game, so we just decided not to keep it more secret and officially revealed it.”
Nomura also stated that deciding when to announce projects is “always difficult” and ultimately comes down to more than just a couple of factors.
Alongside an answer for an early reveal for Kingdom Hearts III, Nomura added that fans of the Disney/Square Enix franchise can look forward to an exciting rest of the year.
“We’ve also kept secret a few really important characters that will leave the fans speechless. I’m sure a lot of people will be more surprised by the trailers we’re going to show in the following months than by the ones we’ve shown so far.”
Nomura and his team have been showing Kingdom Hearts III’s content off for more than four years, so the claim that some of the biggest surprises have yet to be revealed is intriguing to say the least. Fans may even get their first taste of the Big Hero 6 world promised back in 2015 before the game launches in January 2019.