Kingdom Hearts III Will Have “A Lot of Stuff We Have Never Ever Done Before;” More Info Shared

Just like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III has been floating into a sort of news limbo after skipping this E3, but Co-Director Tai Yasue gave more information about the state of development and future plans in an interview on Game Informer:

We’ve been working full throttle. It’s moving along. We structured our team in a way that development of 2.5 doesn’t impede Kingdom Hearts III. I’m actually very excited about Kingdom Hearts III.

Yasue-san also mentioned that the team is working on quite a few things that they’ve never done before:

The technology and creative stuff. There’s a lot of stuff we have never ever done before. There’s a lot that’s the same, but there’s a lot that’s changed. We’re moving from a totally different console to [a new] console. The technology has evolved; it’s very new and everyone is doing a lot of research. And look-wise, it looks amazing as well. We’ve shown you some of the trailers and teasers. There are a lot of Disney-themed attractions, so that’s exciting as well. It’s very exciting for me and I want to tell you more about it, but I really can’t at this moment.

He then expanded briefly on what we can expect from the game’s iconic rides:

For the rides, we want it to be very varied. For anything in Kingdom Hearts, there’s a lot. For those attractions, we want different types, many types, so we’re thinking about that.

Yasue-san also mentioned that the worlds included in Kingdom Hearts III are going to be a mix between new ones and others returning from previous games.

It’s going to be a mix. Whenever we come up with worlds for Kingdom Hearts, we want to have them be varied. You don’t want the same type of world, so we will have different categories. That will make it feel fresh, like you’re having an adventure.

Finally, he explained that the game skipped E3 because Square Enix wanted to really push 2.5 ReMIX, and since making trailers “requires lot of work,” they preferred to focus on development to move along quickly with Kingdom Hearts III.  As for when we’re finally going to see something new, unfortunately Yasue-san’s response was very close to a no-comment:

We are planning. We’re coming up with ideas for game shows and etc. I can’t really say which ones at this moment.

Hopefully it’ll be soon, but for the moment we’ll have to just be content with 2.5 ReMIX, which will be released in North America just in time for the Holidays, on December 2nd.

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  • awdevoftw

    im not really a Disney guy, and I was never a fan of this games combat, but i’m sure it will be great for those that like this series.

    • Kingdom17

      Yes. Many fangasm were had during the end of Sony’s 2013 E3 conference when this was announced, including myself, the KH fandom almost combusted at that moment.

      • Budgiecat

        still can’t switch between Goofy and Donald during battle…

        • Kingdom17

          Did they say that already? I don’t think they’ve mentioned much gameplay wise, aside from mobility and the new flowmotion.

  • Kuro-Law

    I just hope they dont OVERdo it and end up killing it. Im sure nomura already got the story down so theres really only the gameplay and new mechanics im worrying bout.

  • tylerc23

    I bet TGS 14 will have another Teaser trailer for KH3

    • I doubt it. More likely: FF Explorers, FF Type-0 HD, some mobile crap, possibly DQXI and/or Bravely Second. Not necessarily trailers for any of them, but there in some form.

      • Surgeon of Death


        • Kingdom17

          Don’t encourage it….

          • Surgeon of Death

            I’m being realistic :

          • Kingdom17

            I know you are, but… but some people start to become very pessimistic and then annoying. *And when one goes to the point to shoot down everyone, and I mean everyone’s hopes it then becomes a troll issue.

          • Jecht_Sin

            I’d say SE has been doing a wonderful job itself on that regard. An announced game skipping a whole generation? To then announce (the blasphemy!!!) they’ll port in the other console, delaying it even more?

      • Budgiecat

        DQXI is asking too much

        • I said possibly. It was mentioned and honestly anything is more likely than FFXV and conversely KHIII since it is the same director.

  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    Stop teasing, and give me a trailer

  • Jerry Hu

    Waiting until 20XX…..

  • articuzwolf

    add darth vader and lightsaber-ish keyblade and I’m happy
    oh and release it within 2-3 years time please…not in the next decade or something

    • berthamdonovan

      My Uncle
      Joshua just got an almost new white Kia Rio Hatchback only from working
      part-time off a home computer. try this R­e­x­1­0­.­C­O­M­

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait!