'Kingdom Hearts 3' release date, news: Upcoming title falls a couple of spots in Famitsu's most wanted games chart


“Kingdom Hearts III” (KHIII) just dropped a couple of spots in the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. The game was in the seventh spot last month but after the latest poll, KHIII slid down to ninth place, barely holding on to a spot in the top 10.

While some will see this and say fans are losing interest because of all the delays, others will say the hype surrounding “Resident Evil 7” and “Nioh” is just too difficult to hold off. Another Square Enix game, “Final Fantasy XV,” still rules the chart.

As expected, news concerning KHIII has been scarce as of late. After all, Square Enix has been busy developing and promoting “Final Fantasy XV” and “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue” (KH2.8).

Earlier this month, director Tetsuya Nomura said they would share more details about KHIII once KH2.8 comes out on Jan. 12, 2017, so fans would have to be a little patient. The move makes sense. Why promote a game that isn’t finished yet when they can talk about a game that is about to come out in January?

Meanwhile, Nomura is set to appear at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) on Feb. 18, 2017. Perhaps he may reveal a thing or two at the event. After all, it is held right after KH2.8 hits the shelves.

Attack of the Fanboy noticed that the website specifically mentioned “Final Fantasy VII Remake” and “Kingdom Hearts 3” in their announcement. Does that mean Nomura is going to talk about those two games at the event? The writer of the piece also mentioned that Square Enix does not like to promote too many titles at the same time, especially when “Final Fantasy XV” is set to come out in November.

As of this writing, Square Enix has yet to announce the release date for KHIII. Maybe Nomura can shed some light on this matter at MAGIC next year.