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Nomura: Kingdom Hearts 3 in conception

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Kingdom Hearts has been a successful franchise for Square Enix and Disney for the past eight years and has crossed multiple platforms in the shape of the PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, DS and now PlayStation Portable. But the main series has always been considered a Sony franchise, and it seems it might just stay that way.

In an article found within Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Ultimania, a Japanese magazine about Birth by Sleep, translations have popped up on the internet containing information about Kingdom Hearts 3. Translated by heartstation.org and said by Tetsuya Nomura (series director):

“About the next title, Kingdom Hearts 3 depends on Final Fantasy XIII Versus, but development of the next title is already underway. There are two titles other than Kingdom Hearts 3 in conception, and I think I’ll release one within this year.”

Not only is Kingdom Hearts 3 in the works, so are two other games. Expect Birth by Sleep on the PSP to be the game released this year. With Final Fantasy XIII Versus still stated as being a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and the team working on Versus the same team that works on Kingdom Hearts, a PlayStation 3 release seems inevitable for Kingdom Hearts 3. Nomura continues on stating:

“The series won’t end in Kingdom Hearts 3, more like the conclusion of the Xehanort saga. It’s not the case that when Sora’s story is over another hero’s story will begin; Sora will be the hero until the end.”

So for all you Sora fans, rest assured that you’ll get your Sora kick for every main entry of the series. And as all fans of the series know, with Sora involved, Riku, Kairi, Donald, Goofy and Mickey can’t be far behind.

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Comments (13)

  • taus90

    well KH3 will be ready for the release by 2012 fall, it will be interesting to see which KH releases this year

  • TRF

    Can’t wait for KH3 and FFvsXIII

  • Dr. Moogle

    two other titles BESIDES KH3???? nah man please dont milk the series!!!

    “The series won’t end in Kingdom Hearts 3, more like the conclusion of the Xehanort saga. It’s not the case that when Sora’s story is over another hero’s story will begin; Sora will be the hero until the end.”

    ^^that is EXACTLY what needs to happen. pull a damn kojima with MGSRising or something :\

    meh i guess this is good in some ways……so long as i dont need to get a 3DS or PSP2 this soon

    • FredInBed

      KH 3D: Dream Drop Distance…3DS Exclusive, woot! lol
      i feel your pain >.>

  • VofEscaflowne

    I love Kingdom Hearts but I don’t know, it’s like they come so far in between that releasing these stories which have such complicated stories when reading everything feels as if I don’t care anymore. I barely remember the story of the first two game as it is and who knows when Kingdom Hearts III will release.

  • Dr. Moogle

    @VolEscaflowne: thats why you replay them!!!! most MGS fans remember each story lol

  • VofEscaflowne

    @Dr. Moogle

    Heck no, there’s way too many games lately, new games that I want to play :p I won’t bother with replaying two huge action RPGs like these. Here’s to hoping there’s a good recap at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts 3!

  • Hozi

    This news is like Ecstacy to my Brain. I love the KH series.
    I just hope the stories don’t get too stale after a while since it’s gonna have the same character/s.

  • scottspeed

    NIce, looking forward to it. just the long wait now until 2012

  • Dr. Moogle

    @VolEscaflowne: true, i guess people with enough money to keep up with all the new games coming out dont have time…but for those poor lil bastards like i….

  • August

    I really hope that KH3 will be a PS3 exclusive. The main series had stuck to the PlayStation platform, so why make a 3rd sequel to other platforms, when players didn’t know what happened in the first 2 sequels? Besides, their side-games are distributed on handheld gaming platforms such as the Nintendo GBA and DS, and Sony’s PSP, and Microsoft doesn’t have one. The reason why Final Fantasy XIII became available to the Xbox 360 is because every FF game has a different story, unlike KH which has an ongoing narrative. Therefore FFXIII is available to both PS3 and Xbox 360, hence bigger profit. But this is FFXIII not KH3.

  • Ace

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIS IS GOING TO BE TIGHT. KINGDOM HEARTS 3 IN MY LIVING ROOM LOL. I HOPE IT IS GOING TO BE THE EXCLUSIVE ON PS3 ONLY. CAN’T WAIT. BUT TAKE IT SLOW. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE TOO.

  • Kage

    …PS3…EXCLUSIVE. Brace for a fully-utilized PS3 experience!

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