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I’m currently playing World of Final Fantasy and looking forward to Final Fantasy XV, but I’m always interested in knowing what might be in store for the future.

At Lucca Comics & Games 2016, Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto addressed a few different Final Fantasy topics.

Final Fantasy X-3


Apparently, many fans want a Final Fantasy X-3.

I enjoyed Final Fantasy X, but I haven’t played X-2 yet (should I get on that?), so I didn’t know it was a possibility.

According to Hashimoto, they can’t make a Final Fantasy X-3 yet since Kitase and Nomura are busy with the Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III.

However, he knows how popular Tidus and Yuna are, so it sounds like it’s not out of the question for the future.

More Lightning?

I still don’t understand why Lightning is such a popular character, but Hashimoto said that since she is, they’re still looking for ways to “bring her up in the future.”

I didn’t like her much in Final Fantasy XIII, but I have yet to finish the sequels to see if my opinion changes.

Final Fantasy XVI

When he addressed the next major entry in the series, he pointed out that Final Fantasy XV won’t necessarily dictate the course of the series from here on out. Since they “reassess the numbered releases of the Final Fantasy series from scratch,” Final Fantasy XVI won’t necessarily have a modern setting or action combat.

(Personally, I’d love another turn-based numbered Final Fantasy game.)

Other Topics

Hashimoto also said the release date for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age hasn’t been decided yet, and the Final Fantasy VII Remake doesn’t have an announced release date or window yet, either.

He also touched on Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and said that A Fragmentary Passage is “not something that you’ll be able to finish quickly.” That’s good to know, since many fans had the impression that it might only last an hour or so.

Do you want a Final Fantasy X-3 or more appearances from Lightning? What would you think of a Final Fantasy XVI with a fantasy setting and turn-based/ATB combat?

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