Kingdom Hearts III Will End Current Story, But Not The Franchise

on July 29, 2013 1:16 PM

Fans have been waiting so long for a true, console-version Kingdom Hearts sequel, and according to Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura, not only will they get that with Kingdom Hearts III, but a true conclusion to the story, which has been going on for just over a decade.

Speaking with the L.A. Times, Nomura said:

Fan expectation for Kingdom Hearts 3 is extremely high. To respond to those expectations, I have to provide something really good. Technology is really important, as is the [Disney] world.

As a core game, this is finally the third, and 10 years have passed. I couldn’t call this a trilogy. There have been so many spinoffs. In Kingdom Hearts 3, the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 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 10 years will come to an end.

It was also stated in the article that Nomura suggested to fans to get their hands on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance if they’d like an idea of where Kingdom Hearts III is going from a gameplay mechanics perspective, as Nomura called it “an early guide” for the sequel . “We tried many experiments in that game that will be applied to Kingdom Hearts 3, ” Nomura said. “If you play 3D, you will get some hint of Kingdom Heart 3.”

What do you think of Kingdom Hearts wrapping up this very elaborate story and starting anew in the future? And Kingdom Hearts III being influenced by Dream Drop Distance? Let us know in the comments below, and check out all of DualShockers’ Kingdom Hearts news.

Source: L.A. Times [via Game Informer]


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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.