Tetsuya Nomura Apologizes on Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy Versus XIII Delay

If you don't know, recently the President of Square Enix, Yoichi Wada stepped down due to how the company has been having financial problems for the past decade. Yosuke Matsuda is now the company's new head President and made Tetsuya Nomura release a public statement as Matsuda wants to reel in the veteran fans who've been growing tired of waiting for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy Versus XIII for many years.

The public is not aware of this but Geoff Keighley flew to Japan during the weekend to interview Tetsuya Nomura on this. It'll be on later tonight on Spike TV but if you don't believe me then I'd suggest checking this out; http://kotaku.com/5303473/tetsuya-nomura-apologizes-on-kingdom-hearts-iii-and-final-fantasy-versus-xiii Unfortunately, I am not able to post the actual screen shots as it would ruin the surprise that Matsuda has been saving to redeem Enix.

The reason why these two games have been on hold? It's been revealed that Gabe Newell is the second director behind Tetsuya Nomura. A lot of people have been teasing Mr. Newell as he has a phobia of the number '3'.

Little does everyone know, Gabe Newell cries himself at night about this. Secretly, Tetsuya Nomura has been taking Gabe Newell to a special rehabilitation center for those who've worked in the gaming industry. Matter of fact, rumors are Newell made friends with the man who created Superman 64 that's at this rehabilitation center.

What caused this phobia was years ago Nomura called up Newell on doing Kingdom Hearts III. It was actually supposed to come out in 2009 but has been on hold since Newell is feeling very overwhelmed that he'll let everyone down. He knows Kingdom Hearts III is highly demanded and belongs to a popular franchise but he's afraid he'll let everyone down. Tetsuya Nomura refuses to let Gabe quit so for a side project Nomura has Gabe creating Half-Life 2.5 mods for Versus XIII which has been on hold due to Kingdom Hearts III.

How do I know all of this? Ladies and gentlemen, haven't you ever wondered why I've been keeping up with Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain? Don't you think it's odd how I post blogs of Metal Gear on a comic site? I'm not allowed to confess this but I cannot hold it anymore; I am Joakim Mogren.

That is right. I am not CG (Computer Graphics) and it hurts that people are speculating that I'm not human. Just because I have a deep love for cupcakes doesn't make me less human than you are. At E3, I shall announce to the world that I, Joakim Mogren, is Samimista of ComicVine with my buddies Tetsuya Nomura and Gabe Newell there to confirm Versus is now Final Fantasy XV and that Kingdom Hearts III will be out in 2014.

34 Comments

34 Comments

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@akbogert My dear friend, you might wanna check this news out. I know how you love Kingdom Hearts so much. =)

Avatar image for akbogert
akbogert

3323

Forum Posts

193

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 31

I don't know whether I want to punch you or hug you :P

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Samimista

@akbogert: Lmao! I was unsure if I was gonna do this or not since I was bored. xD Maybe Tetsuya Nomura will one day release the two games. =O Hopefully before the PS5 comes out.

Avatar image for akbogert
akbogert

3323

Forum Posts

193

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 31

Maybe. I'm willing for Versus XIII to be vaporware so long as KH3 actually happens.

Also, I think I'm one of few people on earth who actually enjoys that song. Not for ten hours. But yeah.

Avatar image for bumpyboo
BumpyBoo

14947

Forum Posts

270338

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 20

Edited By BumpyBoo  Moderator

Hehehehehe! *wipes tear away* Oh my.....hehehehe! You are awesome XD *hugs*

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@akbogert: Lol! You mean Simple and Clean by Utada Hikaru right? =D I know what you mean, that song is the best to dance to! I think everyone should check out her latest song that's confirmed to be the theme of KH III.

@bumpyboo:My friend, I am so happy to know you care. =D If you don't know who I, Joakim Mogren is, I am a Swedish model who hoped to get an acting gig here in America with Owen Wilson. I'm afraid since I revealed my identity too soon that I might get deported. But! Justice prevails! At least I confessed the truth to everyone!

Avatar image for bumpyboo
BumpyBoo

14947

Forum Posts

270338

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 20

BumpyBoo  Moderator

@samimista: AAARGH! First Icarus, then MDL, and now this! I don't even know what to believe any more! Curse this April madness!! :P

*curls up into foetal position, sucks thumb*

I'm not real....I'm not real....I'm not real.....

XD

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Samimista

@bumpyboo: =O Maybe you're the one who's CG! I'm human after all! Everyone just wants to be CG now. DX

Avatar image for bumpyboo
BumpyBoo

14947

Forum Posts

270338

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 20

BumpyBoo  Moderator
Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@bumpyboo: What if the we all are CG and that the universe is a video game running on FOX Engine? 0.0 Maybe we're all in denial about this. =O

Avatar image for the_tree
the_tree

8456

Forum Posts

28513

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 14

Edited By the_tree

As soon as I saw the thing about Gabe crying, I knew this was fake. LOL.

Avatar image for bumpyboo
BumpyBoo

14947

Forum Posts

270338

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 20

BumpyBoo  Moderator

@samimista: What if they are listening right now, and they know that we know that they know that we know too much??? O_O

Avatar image for the_lunact_and_manic
The_Lunact_And_Manic

3296

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Just make KH III and screw everything else.

Yes, I'm that mean.

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@the_tree said:

As soon as I saw the thing about Gabe crying, I knew this was fake. LOL.

Lmao! Especially there being a rehabilitation center for gamers. XD

"I don't think I can go through this Nomura!"

"But you must! KH3 needs to be out soon! Before no money is here."

@bumpyboo:Oh my...0.0 We gotta go in the TARDIS and fly to somewhere safe! D= Miss Frizz knows where it's at.~

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@the_lunact_and_manic: Lol! Not mean at all. xD I've been looking forward to KH III since the II. Versus was the only XIII game I was looking forward to but now...I honestly don't know how I feel on that title.

Avatar image for bumpyboo
BumpyBoo

14947

Forum Posts

270338

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 20

Edited By BumpyBoo  Moderator

@samimista: GO! Make your way to safety. I will follow, but if I don't make it - with my last breath, I curse Zoidberg!!!

Avatar image for the_tree
the_tree

8456

Forum Posts

28513

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 14

@samimista: Haha, I just imagined Gabe wiping his tears like this:

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Samimista

@the_tree: Lol! xD I do sincerely hope he'll eventually get over his phobia. He really is an awesome guy. Valve is like the loyal cat of the gaming industry. =D

Avatar image for the_tree
the_tree

8456

Forum Posts

28513

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 14

@samimista: Yeah. I don't want Half-Life 3, I need Half-Life 3.

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@the_tree: I...Never played Half-Life yet played Portal 1 + 2 and TF2? =O

Avatar image for the_tree
the_tree

8456

Forum Posts

28513

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 14

Edited By the_tree

@samimista: I've never played the original Half-Life, but I played Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Then I've played Portal and Team Fortress 2. TF2 is easily one of the most fun multiplayer games I've ever played. I still need to play Portal 2, though. The story for Half-Life is absolutely gripping.

Avatar image for bruxae
Bruxae

18147

Forum Posts

11098

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 6

I hate April first. :(

Avatar image for deranged_midget
Deranged Midget

18346

Forum Posts

4277

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 4

Why must you break my heart with such dastardly fake news? :(

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@bruxae: Up until maybe a year ago or two I was so easy to fool on April Fools. Now I'm getting better at it though. =D

@deranged_midget: I r sorry. D= *uses Phoenix Down* Now you're cured! =D Praise the Lord!

Avatar image for deranged_midget
Deranged Midget

18346

Forum Posts

4277

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 4

@deranged_midget: GASP! *bows at the feet of Princess Sami* M'lady, I owe you all my gratitude!

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Samimista

@deranged_midget: Thank you Sir Deranged. =D Wouldn't it be something though if Tetsuya Nomura ever apologizes for the delay with these two games. 0.0

Avatar image for lykopis
lykopis

10845

Forum Posts

40100

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I don't think triskaphobiais something to make fun of. I have anthrophobiaand every day that passes I peek outside my window,waiting for those horrid things to start popping all over the place.

Add to that my burgeoning aulophobia making me flinch more and more every morning as returning birds flit around, "communicating". It's like reliving the horror of the Pied Piper show I watched as a small kid every damn Spring...just the whole...toot-toot..toot-toot...toot-toot-toot...

**stares off into the distance pupils enlarging in recalled terror**

(It took so long to get over my chorophobia -- all things considered -- and now...now...)

**dissolves into hysterical weeping**

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Samimista

@lykopis: Aw honey. D= *wraps arms around you* Darn those homo sapiens with their epidermis and ears. >__< I have a phobia of toothbrushes coming to life to invade Christmas. 0.0 Instead of snow on the ground it would be mint tooth paste that people would put between Oreos...Oh the horror! DX Hopefully Sandy Claws won't let that happen.

Avatar image for lykopis
lykopis

10845

Forum Posts

40100

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Thank you! Us odontarrupophobia-ists have to stick together.

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@lykopis: Got that right girl! =D We must protect ourselves from the sea bears too. 0.0

Avatar image for inverno
Inverno

13756

Forum Posts

8579

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 14

User Lists: 6

I thought Final Fantasy Versus XIII was going to become FFXIV or something like that. But about you being Joakim Mogrem...

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

@caiotrubat: Lol! It probably will be Final Fantasy XV announced at E3. I just wanted to crack one last joke of Versus never coming out. =D

Avatar image for uncanny_doom
Uncanny_Doom

845

Forum Posts

6

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

I actually know people to this day, that bought the PS3 for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They're furious.

As for Kingdom Hearts 3, I honestly never thought it was going to happen. They got so milk-heavy with the spinoffs and the story just went completely out of whack, it's literally a chore to keep up with. I loved the original Kingdom Hearts and enjoyed the sequel, but I'm not sure I would even have interest in a third game at this point.

Avatar image for samimista
Samimista

22297

Forum Posts

6731

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Samimista

I actually know people to this day, that bought the PS3 for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They're furious.

As for Kingdom Hearts 3, I honestly never thought it was going to happen. They got so milk-heavy with the spinoffs and the story just went completely out of whack, it's literally a chore to keep up with. I loved the original Kingdom Hearts and enjoyed the sequel, but I'm not sure I would even have interest in a third game at this point.

Didn't buy the PS3 just for Versus but it was a game I was truly excited for. Now not so much but if it really is Final Fantasy XV and does get released within the next two years then I'll pick it up for sure but it's ridiculous how Enix can release other XIII and Kingdom Hearts games in a short amount of time.

I also tried giving the spinoffs a chance but I'm more into the main titles of KH. The spinoffs can be really confusing. 0.0