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Over the weekend at Thailand Comic Con 2014, Shinji Hashimoto was in attendance and held a keynote about Final Fantasy and his past & current work at Square Enix.
During the question and answer portion of his keynote, Hashimoto briefly discussed how their mobile games are growing more popular and that he believes the console market will continue to grow as long as people support their games. He briefly touched on Sony selling their shares in Square Enix earlier in April, explaining that because Sony is in their own rough patch currently, it was something they could do to repay Sony after they helped them back in 2001 when SquareSoft was having its own problems.
When asked about new information about Kingdom Hearts III or Final Fantasy XV at E3 2014 which takes place next month in June, he had this to say:
"We would like to keep it secret. It just only a few months from now. I'm pretty sure you will be surprised.
Actually it is not only in June, there will be many events from now on such as San Diego Comic Con, Tokyo Game Show, and others.
We might tell you what is our plans, but it's better you see by yourself at Tokyo. (laugh)"
While he doesn't confirm that Kingdom Hearts III or Final Fantasy XV will be at E3 2014, the implication that we will begin to learn more about these titles after a long year of little information is exciting. Hashimoto was also asked if he could reveal some new information on Kingdom Hearts III, but everything for the game is currently under wraps so he asked for fans to continue waiting patiently. He is extremely confident in the game and believes it will "come out fantastic."
BoN from MogNet Central was lucky enough to be able to ask Hashimoto about a future The World Ends With You game during the autograph session:
"Do you love this game? (surprised) I will check our staff about the possibility of the new one."
Perhaps we all just have to continue hoping that Square Enix will someday release a sequel based around that teaser image in The World Ends With You -Solo Remix-.
Source: MogNet Central