Its the news fans didn’t want to hear as of yet but Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy VII Remake has still got a bit of a way to go.

 

The news comes from a section in the recent Weekly Famitsu Issue:

–What’s the development status on Kingdom Hearts III?

Nomura: “The production process is different than what we’ve had up until now, so I can’t just give you a general idea, but I can say that there are worlds that still remain untouched. We’ve advanced on the production of worlds that have yet to be announced, so we can’t show them for now. As far as development status goes, there’s still a ways to go.”

–What’s the development status on Final Fantasy VII Remake?

Nomura: “We’re making steady progress on its production. While we are indeed working on it, I think we’ll have you guys wait a little longer for both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

I do apologize for that, but we’ll make up for it by making it into something that will meet expectations.

We didn’t share much information on either of the two titles last year, but I hope to show its progress at some event this year.

The release of these titles will still be a while. However, we have many titles releasing this year, and we hope you look forward to any ‘surprises’.”

Translations come from KH13.com

With this confirmation its a safe bet that neither games will be releasing in 2017, but hopefully we can get clarification on a release date for either 2018 or 2019 in a rumoured upcoming trailer this year.

Looks like Aqua is going to be in the Realm of Darkness for a little while longer.