"Kingdom Hearts 3" and "Final Fantasy XV" could re-appear at this year's Tokyo Game Show. According to a report from Twinfinite on Aug. 11, Hirokazu Kamamura talked a little bit about the successes of the next-generation consoles. The executive at Kadokawa Group Holdings believed that the PS4 and Xbox One has done well in North America and Europe so far. He also disclosed that both systems should end up doing well in the Japanese marketplace.
The PS4 came out in Japan earlier this year. After a strong launch, hardware sales have slowed down due to the lack of new software releases that cater to the Japanese gaming community. The Xbox One will be coming out in the same region later this year. However, the Xbox brand has barely made a dent in that particular market as both the original console and the Xbox 360 sold poorly in Japan.
The two games that could turn the fortunes of the new next-generation systems around are "Kingdom Hearts 3" and "Final Fantasy XV." Square Enix has not yet reveal much about either project so far this year, choosing to focus on other games at E3 2014 and GamesCom 2014. However, Shinji Hashimoto, a producer from Square Enix, hinted that new details should be shown before the end of this year.
Hirokazu Kamamura also teased that a big PS4 game will be showcased at TGS 2014, which is taking place next month. Unfortunately, he did not provide any hints at what the project could be. With the exception of a few games, a majority of Japanese publishers are focused on releasing new games on handheld and mobile devices instead of home consoles.
"Kingdom Hearts 3" and "Final Fantasy XV" are concurrently in development at Square Enix. Tetsuya Nomura is co-directing both PS4 and Xbox One projects, which do not have release dates. The main characters from the newest "Final Fantasy" game can be viewed near the top of this article (via the official Facebook page for the series).