A holiday message to fans from Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura By Wassim Deen on December 23, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Square Enix has gone live with a surprising holiday message from none other than Tetsuya Nomura — director and creator of Kingdom Hearts. The short, but sweet video depicts Nomura expressing his thanks to fans of the series for their longtime support, followed by him going into detail about the importance of 2017 as the year officially marks the 15th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases for PlayStation 4 on January 12 in Japan, followed by North America and Europe on January 24, 2017. Click here to learn more about the bundle. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is also due to release for PlayStation 4 on March 9 in Japan, March 28 in North America and March 31 in Europe. You can learn more about this collection by clicking here.

  • I wish it was solid new info.

  • XenoSilvano

    we will be excited

  • he looks like a pimp lol

  • “I was totally unaware there would be this filming today.”

    How many rugs are gonna be pulled out from under this man? XD

  • Randy Marsh

    No new info until after the release date of Kingdom Hearts 2.8. So you’re waiting until the next E3 or D3 conferences.

  • Tom

    He looks sleepy, especially with this lullaby music. I wonder how he feels about the release and reception of FFXV.


    The only thing i will say to you its how much I regret the fact that you left Versus XIII, that decision lead to its ruin, you bitch, to the destruction of a beautiful and witty premise, you broke my heart and im sure the hearts of many others as well, even though Tabata was the one responsible of keeping your vision intact, your abandonment was what started it all, now im heartbroken as fuck

    Merry Christmas u_u

  • •december

    LOOOOOOOL Final Fantasy XV fans HATE him.

    [before you comment yes this is a meme]

  • Sephiroth

    Ignore the haters. You have done well, and will always do well.

    Just don’t let Lance Bass ever touch Sephiroth again, LOL.

  • •december

    Please do not send death threats to Nomura, XV fans.

  • 2.8 is gonna be short if no places and scenes are are added to Dream Drop. Aqua’s part is likely one about 2 to 3 hours long (basically a demo) and the pre-keyblade war thing is just a movie that’s again only like an hour. I only watched Dream Drop so i wanna play it but I definitely want KH3 before 2019.

  • Pleasance13

    Bless that charming man.

  • People coming for this dudes neck need to calm the fuck down.

    It was not Nomuras choice to leave FFXV, it was square who pushed him off so he could get KH3 going and direct FF7R because they needed those games to get made and done and they definitely needed him on KH3 but FF7R came out of nowhere because they even he didn’t know he was working on it until E3.

    Point is, Nomura is not to blame here. Blame Square and realize it was not in his power at all.

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  • Sensei

    He totally ignored KH 3. Not a fucking mention about it. haha

    Still, loves you Nomura. You have my respect.

  • NoctLightCloud

    He’s a game director, not a tv star. Who cares what he looks like??

  • NoctLightCloud

    I used to be a HUGE sucker for everything Versus-related, literally everything! But then… I realised that so much was only in my fantasy. My own final fantasy so to say. I imagined it waaaay too epic and cool. In my mind it was different than what I read years later about it from interviews with Nomura. SE should never release early concepts again unless they want responses like yours.

  • NoctLightCloud

    Tetsuya Nomura, one of the remaining heroes in SE. Keep on going!!

  • Nomura is quite the influence on my career and are. I’m not making fun of him. I’m just joking around, fam. Besides, what does a TV star have to do with anything XD

  • NoctLightCloud

    I apologise, that’s an issue I have with written comments, I never know how the commenter actually means it. Sorry, my fault!

  • It’s ok. I understand how some things people say can be misinterpreted through even if the other person does speak the same language. It happens with everyone.