2018 Is Going to Be a "Big Year" for Final Fantasy According to Shinji Hashimoto

Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto goes into full teasing mode, mentioning that 2018 will be a "big year" for the franchise.

Today the YouTube channel Edamame Arcade published a video interview with Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto, focused on the popular trading card game dedicated to the series, but there was an interesting tease for fans of the games as well.

Speaking about what’s next for the franchise, Hashimoto-san mentioned that 2017 marked the 30th anniversary. 2018 will be the 31st year, and the development teams are busy working on new titles, and they’re gearing up for a “big year.”

Hashimoto-san also thanked the fans for thirty years of support, mentioning once more that next year will be a big one in which Square Enix will bring “exciting, new Final Fantasy” games to the world.

That is certainly promising, especially considering that CEO Yosuke Matsuda also teased the announcement of “major” games between April and E3 in June just a few days ago.

It’ll be certainly interesting to see what Square Enix has in store for the fans of the Final Fantasy franchise, that are still waiting for a release date of the Final Fantasy VII PS4 remake, announced over two years ago. Could 2018 be the year in which we get major Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts releases in the same time frame? I certainly wouldn’t be against it, but let’s wait and see.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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