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'Final Fantasy 15' and 'Kingdom Hearts 3' absent from another convention

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"Final Fantasy 15" and "Kingdom Hearts 3" will be skipping another major convention. According to a report from Hardcore Gamer on July 14, Square Enix has announced the software lineup for the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. Unfortunately, the latest mainline installments for the two popular role-playing franchises won't be included.

Instead, Square Enix is going to show off several other games, the biggest of which is "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix." The remastered collection includes three entries from the series leading to the conclusion of the current saga in "Kingdom Hearts 3." You can find a screen from the compilation, which is due to hit store shelves on Dec. 2, near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Facebook page of the series).

The other games slated for the San Diego Comic-Con are "Hitman Go," "Hitman: Sniper," "Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris," "Nosgoth" and "Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call." The company is also partnering with Deep Silver, who is going to show off "Escape Dead Island," "Metro Redux," and "Sacred 3" at the same event. The "arcade" booth can be found in the "Whiskey Girl" restaurant.

Square Enix decided not to show "Final Fantasy 15" and "Kingdom Hearts 3" at E3 2014 as well. Despite the lack of new details, a representative disclosed that both games are progressing in development and could appear in other gaming conventions later this year. Aside from the aforementioned 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, which begins on July 25, GamesCom will be taking place next month while the Tokyo Game Show is set for Sept. later this year.

The latest "Kingdom Hearts" game is the last chapter of the plot that started in the first release and continued to the numerous follow-up titles. On the other end of the spectrum, "Final Fantasy 15" features a story that is unrelated to the prior mainline installments. Both next-generation games are being developed and published by Square Enix. The two sequels are available at Amazon.com for pre-order: "Final Fantasy 15" and "Kingdom Hearts 3."

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