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Kingdom Hearts 3 is not the end of the series

Sunday, 28th July 2013 23:19 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Kingdom Hearts 3 is the long-awaited conclusion to the RPG’s core storyline to date, but it’s not the last story creator Tetsuya Nomura wants to tell in the hybrid Disney and Square Enix universe.

Speaking to the LA Times, Nomura objected to a description of the series to date as a trilogy, and seemed to suggest that he never intended a three-act story.

“There was never a plan. As a core game, this is finally the third, and ten years have passed,” he said.

“In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past ten years will come to a conclusion. That is the plan. But the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past ten years will come to an end.”

One other interesting snippet from the interview had Nomura commenting on his working relationship with Disney.

“What world is available for the title is an important question. The counterpart that I’ve been working with at Disney the past ten years is the same person,” he said.

“We have very heated discussions about this franchise, and we’ve done that for the past ten years, but we have a steady relationship.”

Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and has not been dated. It was announced at Sony’s E3 2013 press conference, at which point Steph and I nearly suffered a heart attack each.

Thanks, Polygon.

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  1. Erthazus

    It’s the start of the milking the franchise with vita/3DS ports.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. machy

    it took them more then 10 years and the game skip an entire con-generation, S.E needs to take a page from ubishof/EA book

    @1 the funs were bagging for KH3 like for ever, S.E doesn’t know how ”milking” except when it comes FF13

    parasite eve didnt get a mean release since psOne days tho the fans are asking for parasite eve 3 :’(

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Clupula

    @2 – Disagree 100%. We do not need yearly releases in the series. ANY series, really.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    @1 Erthazus

    Release a bunch of Kingdom Hearts games on Nintendo platforms, make a bunch of money….then use that money to fund a Xbone version over a Wii U version.

    Makes perfect sense.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Clupula

    @4 – While I agree that an Xbox version of KH3 is unnecessary, you can’t expect them to make a port of a PS4 game for Wii U, especially one that will come out around 2015/2016, when the Wii U will probably be a memory. And even if the system does somehow survive that long, it’s not the same level of tech. It’d be like complaining that there wasn’t a PS2 version of MGS4.

    #5 1 year ago