E3 appearances teased for Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III

Plus, Hashimoto explains why Sony sold its Square Enix stocks.

Shinji Hashimoto

Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III might make an appearance at E3 next month, Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto teased.

“We would like to keep it secret,” Hashimoto said at Comic-Con in Thailand this weekend when asked if the two titles would make an appearance at next month’s expo. “It just only a few months from now (we think this part is a typo—surely Hashimoto knows E3 is not a few months away). I’m pretty sure you will be surprised.”

Hashimoto continued, “Actually not only do we have June, but there will be many events from now on such as San Diego Comic-Con, Tokyo Game Show, and others.”

One fan asked if Hashimoto could share more details about Kingdom Hearts III, but he turned him down, unfortunately. “We are sorry. They are secret,” he said.

Also of note, Hashimoto touched upon Sony’s selling of all of its Square Enix stock.

“We didn’t think this would become big news,” he said. “Back in 2001, Square Enix had financial problems and Sony bought our stocks. Now, the situation is reversed. Since then, we have had good support from our customers for our products, so Suquare Enix is back on its legs. But Sony has declined.

“The presidents of both companies had negotiation and resulted as everyone knew. We did not have argument. Since Sony once helped us, it was time we helped Sony back.”

Watch a Final Fantasy series montage trailer from Thailand Comic-Con below. Final Fantasy XV starts at 15:43. It’s the E3 trailers, but the gameplay trailer apparently has extended bits you won’t notice unless you’ve watched it several times.

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