“It’s about time” Kingdom Hearts returned to consoles, says Nomura

Tuesday, 8th May 2012 13:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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.

Via KHU, Nintendo Universe.



  1. FrayJoker

    Well this news should make some people happy. I get the impression people are sick of all the side-games.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Imo, it is time to bring a lot of JP games that have been on handhelds for a generation or so home to a console. By backing handhelds for vigeriously(from a development as well as a cultural standpoint), JP has all but given the console race to MS.

    If the Nintendo(or Sony) systems where home to great JP rpgs(not one or two, but many many), I think things would look drasticly different right now.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    It’s about time to make FFXIII vs release ffs.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. HeavyD-Love

    The kids will be happy

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gama_888

    @4 Its a great game, You just have to get over the fact that your playing with disney characters and enjoy the simplistic RPG elements tossed into a great action/hack & slash game.

    I cant fucking wait for KH3,
    Hopefully an E3 announcement, then ofcourse several delays so we’ll probably be waiting till next gen anyway :P

    #5 3 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    I kinda enjoyed the first game then towards the end it fell apart as Square started taking over and then KH2 was a mess and then all the side games just compounded the horrible story. Its confusing, po-faced and takes itself so very deadly serious.

    My empty darkness of nobodies in the dark is empty and you will shine the sword of light to open the lock of dark empty nothingness.

    #6 3 years ago

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