Goofy seems to have a knack for screwing everything up. At least that’s what the folks at Square Enix are saying now that they’re on damage control.
This comes after Goofy’s voice actor let slip that the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III may be released later this year.
There was a Goof! The release date for @KINGDOMHEARTS III remains unannounced.
— SQUARE ENIX USA (@SquareEnixUSA) January 8, 2015
Square Enix’s tweet is a direct response regarding an earlier tweet from voice actor Bill Farmer (which has since been deleted). Farmer, who has voiced Disney’s character Goofy in all mediums since 1987 (including the previous Kingdom Hearts games), was answering fan questions via Twitter when he revealed that it was his understanding the game would be released later this year.
It appears that Square Enix made Farmer aware of his Goofy gaffe, as Farmer later redacted his comments and backed up the game developer’s official statement.
The release date for Kingdom Hearts Three has not been announced yet!
— Bill Farmer (@GoofyBill) January 8, 2015
The last news of a Kingdom Hearts III launch date was almost a year ago, with Square Enix debunking all release date rumors for the game.
In additional Kingdom Hearts news, the original game could potentially come to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Tai Yasue, the co-director of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 and Kingdom Hearts III told IGN that Square Enix planned to release HD 1.5 Remix and HD 2.5 Remix in order to set the scene for latecomers to the franchise:
[dropcap size=small]“[/dropcap]When we first came up with the idea for Kingdom Hearts III, it was always 1.5, then 2.5 and we were always thinking about those three titles at the same time. I think [putting the games on PS4] is something we’ll explore. We understand what our players want, so we will explore the possibility. I’m not making any announcements though, we can’t make any announcements yet!“
When asked about whether an Xbox One edition of 1.5 and 2.5 could ever come to fruition, IGN reports Yasue was hesitant in his answer:
[dropcap size=small]“[/dropcap]It’s a big old question,” he says. “There’s a lot of things we need to think of when we consider consoles. One of them is what our players want, so we will definitely consider that. But there’s also schedule constraints, as we really don’t want the development of Kingdom Hearts III going later, so we have that to think about. We’ll consider all these things and come to a decision.“
So, as you can see, a lot of uncertainties coming out of the Square Enix camp. According to the developer, they don’t yet know yet when Kingdom Hearts III will be released, they’re not sure about releasing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 on the PS4, and they’re not quite certain if the earlier games will hit the Xbox One. What are your thoughts? Would you pick up a copy of an HD remaster for PS4 and or Xbox One? Share in the comments below.
Kingdom Hearts III release is
slated for later this year yet to be announced.