Square Enix has revealed every game they intent to release by the end of Fiscal Year 2017, and Kingdom Hearts III is not of them.
The Japanese publisher revealed the majority of games releasing this Fiscal Year during a earnings presentation held earlier today. Many of the games were already knew about, like Final Fantasy XV and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. There are also quite a few games only releasing in Japan that may or may not release in the west. Of course, the real story are the games that are missing, like Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and NieR: Automata.
It’s unsurprising that Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t be released until sometime in the near future. We’ve seen very little of both games outside of a few minutes of gameplay. We will likely get more news about both games at E3 2016 this June.
NieR: Automata, however, may still release this Fiscal Year. Speaking with Videogamer, Square Enix revealed that “the slide doesn’t feature the compete line-up of titles for the year.” So there’s always a chance the anticipated sequel could still launch sometime soon.
Anyway, here’s a quick breakdown of everything Square Enix is releasing based on the slide:
- Dragon Quest: Heroes II (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – March 27, 2016 (Japan Only)
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 23, 2016
- Final Fantasy XV (PS4, Xbox One) – September 30, 2016
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) – TBD Holiday 2016
- SaGa: Scarlet Grace (PS Vita) – TBD 2016 (Japan Only)
- World of Final Fantasy (PS4, PS Vita) – TBD 2016
- Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – TBD 2016