Tetsuya Nomura has revealed his plans for the upcoming 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. According to a report from Gameranx on July 18, the co-director is going to be attending the event later this month. However, he most likely won't be showing off his latest projects, "Final Fantasy XV" and "Kingdom Hearts 3."
Square Enix has already confirmed the lineup of games that will be a part of 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, which does not include the two next-generation role-playing game. Instead, the company is going to show off "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix," "Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris," "Nosgoth" as well as spin-off titles from the "Final Fantasy" and "Hitman" series. Square Enix also will be sharing a booth with Deep Silver, the publisher of "Metro Redux" and "Sacred 3."
As for Tetsuya Nomura, he is going to sign autographs along with Hideo Kojima, the director behind the recently-released "Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes" as well as the upcoming "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain." To get the signatures, attendees must purchase select Play Arts Kai action figures on the show floor. Square Enix partnered with Konami Digital Entertainment to produce various figurines for the characters in the "Metal Gear Solid" series.
Despite skipping several events, a Square Enix producer previously hinted that fans could hear more about "Final Fantasy XV" and "Kingdom Hearts 3" in other conventions later this year. Tetsuya Nomura is co-directing the latest mainline "Final Fantasy" game with Hajime Tabata, the main director of "Final Fantasy Type-0," which is being ported to the PS4 and Xbox One. For the newest "Kingdom Hearts" title, Nomura is getting help from Tai Yasue.
Both "Final Fantasy XV" and "Kingdom Hearts 3" are missing concrete release date windows. However, a recent financial report from Square Enix heavily hinted that the two role-playing games won't be coming out until 2015 at the earliest. You can find a wall scroll of the latest mainline "Final Fantasy" product near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Square Enix Facebook page).