'Kingdom Hearts 3' Release Date: 'KH 3' and 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' expected by 2020

'Kingdom Hearts 3' Release Date: 'KH 3' and 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' expected by 2020

Kingdom Hearts fans looking to see Kingdom Hearts 3 out in a timely fashion will likely be pretty disappointed by the latest news about the series' third core installment. 

According to a statement from Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda (via Gematsu), both Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake are due for release within the "next three years." 

Kingdom Hearts 3: When to expect the game 

This information comes from a slide Matsuda introduced during a presentation on financial briefings for the company.

"This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond. We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so."

The slide detailing Square Enix's plans for upcoming games
Source: 
Gematsu

Little information has trickled out about either game in the last year beyond an errant screenshot or unsubstantiated rumors, so this news isn't all that surprising. This projection puts both Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake out by 2020, which is admittedly bad news for hardcore fans looking for a more firm release date. 

Interestingly enough, in the same column as Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the "Marvel IP License" we saw teased in January. That's three different fan bases that are unfortunately going to have to settle in for a while, since it looks like it's going to be some time before anyone gets to play these games. 

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Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she's a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she's not writing, watching anime or gaming, she's searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta. Follow her on Twitter at @MolotovCupcake.

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