Tetsuya Nomura has given the strongest hint yet the next Kingdom Hearts game could be a fully-fledged third game, saying it was “time” to bring it back to home consoles.
A console Kingdom Hearts last released, not including the PS2 port of Chain of Memories, was Kingdom Hearts II in 2004.
Now in an interview with Game Informer, Nomura has said the time has come for the hybrid Disney and Square RPG series to make a return on consoles.
“We have been invited to make games on different new platforms, and every time we have created titles making sure that they are highly compatible with the platform,” said Nomura, touching upon the launch of PlayStation Vita.
“The PS Vita is definitely a powerful device that is very interesting, but because of it’s high power, there isn’t much of a difference with a console. So even if we were to make a game, we would have to be very careful about how to create it for that device.
“I also feel that it’s about time that Kingdom Hearts should go back to being on a console.”
On future plans, Nomura stayed mum but said players should finish 3DS title Dream Drop Distance to the end.
“I’m not able to disclose any information on what’s coming next or any other future plans, but you may be able to find a hint if you play through Dream Drop Distance to the very end.”
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance launches on July 20 in Europe and July 31 in the US.