If you thought last year's Kingdom Hearts III and tomorrow's Re Mind DLC would put a stop to all things Kingdom Hearts then boy do you need to reconsider things. This train is set to keep on trucking as director Tetsuya Nomura has now confirmed that multiple new entries in the franchise are now in development.
The legendary creator hasn't revealed whether they'll be numbered instalments or further spin-offs, but we can expect one of those projects to arrive sooner than you might be expecting. To celebrate tomorrow's Kingdom Hearts III expansion, Nomura answered various questions -- explaining what to expect in the future and where his development teams are at. It is stated that Square Enix has two new teams in operation as well as its mobile department and the team which just wrapped up work on Kingdom Hearts III, making for four separate studios putting out games in the future.
More important, however, is the fact that one of those new teams will be releasing a game "surprisingly soon". Due to the nature of the series, we can't say for sure whether it'll launch on PlayStation hardware or not, but there's certainly a good chance of it happening. A new Kingdom Hearts game arriving in the first year of the PlayStation 5's life span would suit us nicely.
Are you looking forward to even more Kingdom Hearts? Are you buying the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC tomorrow? Believe in your hearts in the comments below.
I bought a Game boy Advance, a 3DS and a PSP for kingdom Hearts. Thats how attatched i was to the series after the first and second titles. The fact i didnt know, or care that dlc is out tomorrow after the crushing disapointment of KH3 says all you need to know.
Square Enix will have to work VERY hard to pull me back in
I love the series to death, but I wish Nomura and his team would take a break. Let the series breathe for five years or so, and then hit us with a new entry.
Kingdom Hearts III re:Master
Currently playing through III, and while I am enjoying it, I think the series is due for some sort of story/character refresh.
While I'm looking forward to seeing how Sora's story ends, about half the Disney worlds aren't quite clicking with me, as naturally it's been over a decade since the last main entry, and as such newer movies are represented that I don't have a childhood connection with.
On the other hand I'm sure younger gamers are thrilled to be trekking through the worlds of Tangled & Frozen, but couldn't care less about this Sora character who'd they have to dig through a bunch of "ancient" (from their perspective) PS2 games/remasters to truly follow.
Then again the series seems to sell like hotcakes (I believe III made it into the top 10 selling games of 2019 lists for both Japan & the US), so maybe I'm worrying over nothing.
3 gave me the closure I needed for the series, it's cool people get more and faster after the meme of WAITING FOR KH3, but I'm happy to leave it behind.
I hope they reboot it or new story or something. I really wanted to play 3 but with the enormous backstory that no one seems to understand, I decided I’d skip it.
I love Disney and really only want to play it for that aspect haha.
@RBMango considering they skipped a whole console cycle between KH2 and 3 I'm not surprised they are ramping up for another game now. I just wish Nomura would take a break. They guy is working on too much stuff!
@3Above I recently finished reading about the brutal development cycles for all the portable games between KH2 and KH3, and it really makes me wish even more they wouldn't start another game this soon. These teams deserve some long needed r&r.
I’ve played every single game in the series, basically lived and breathed all things KH for many years and yet 3 is one of the most forgettable games I’ve played in a long time. Apparently there’s a DLC out like tomorrow or something which seems to have come out of nowhere. I really want to be pulled back in but I just doubt it’ll happen. Squeenix really need FF7R to be good after how lacklustre FFXV and KH3 were.
@RBMango Agreed! No wonder Tabata left. Dude probably went to take a nap.
I have a feeling the game that will be releasing soon is a new mobile game.
Anyways, I have to agree, while KH3 had some upsides, it wasn't as good as 1, 2 or BBS in my eyes. Not entirely sure I'll get the DLC until the future when it could possibly be discounted.
@Rob_230 Couldn't agree more, as someone else who has followed this series between consoles, I can agree KH3 was too underwhelming.
Something tells me it won't be released on the PS4 and XBO.
I read somewhere that they would release at least one KH before the 4th main entry and the Kingdom Hearts seems to love releasing spinoffs on different hardware. I'd bet on a Switch or mobile game
At least one of those will be a given to expect on the Switch then, I assume. Easier to list the consoles the franchise hasn't been on, and when it comes to portable hardware? GBA, DS, PSP, 3DS, Vita-
Wait. There wasn't a Kingdom Hearts for Vita.
Despite the console outselling PS4 in Japan for most of its lifetime, there wasn't a Kingdom Hearts for Vita.
I would like a remake of 358/2 Days and Chain of Memories without the card system.
To be fair, 'surprisingly soon' could be three years if we're talking Kingdom Hearts
*hardest eye roll in human history
I hope not. I hope surprisingly soon means it will be released by June of this year if not sooner.
One of them has gotta be Kingdom Karts
I love KH so bring more and preferably faster I say. But since some of these are being made by the 2 new teams, I can't help but wonder how different they'll be compared to the rest of the series that also has different gameplay mechanics and whether that'll be a good thing or not.
@Ichiban Your profile picture and the beauty of that title...I'm smitten.
I am curious as to what they could base the new games on, as a fan of the series I will likely play most of what they put out assuming it isn't a mobile game, I didn't think KH3 was as disappointing as alot of other people did. Was it as good as 1 or 2? No not at all but it wasn't by any means a bad game, it was just too easy, but they have added in more difficulties now.
After the disappointment ending of KH3 I think the only way I would try a new game it's if they remake the whole series fixing every nonsense that they added in KH3 especially making the mobile game canon to the story
@GKO900 - The mobile game was always canon though; that wasn't something KH3 did, that was done probably the minute it was launched (certainly when it was re-launched as a mobile title).
Personally, while I enjoyed KH III more then.....most seem to have (surprised to see so many 'disappointed' comments here) with the Xehanort saga over, I'll probably move on from the series now (though I'll definitely be getting the DLC when it comes out).
KH3 was such a massive disappointment. I don't even know why, but it just left me cold.
@FullMetalWesker Well when you think about the appearance of the boy (don't know he's name) in the middle of the battle didn't even make sense to me because I don't even know him or what was the point in his appearance shouldn't he be dead since he's from the past and the fact that Xehanort suddenly turn good and there's more nonsense that even the most hardcore fans can't even explain, they just try to make a happy ending but in the process they ruined the story even more, but besides the story I did enjoy the gameplay but I wouldn't play a sequel, to me KH3 seal the deal leaving me a bittersweet taste after so many years
@GKO900 spoiler tags are wonderful things
Sooner than expected? Great, a new Kingdom Hearts is coming prior to PlayStation 6!
Anyway, I see some people complaining about KH3, and as a long time fan, let me add something to this discussion. Overall, KH3 has the most amazing graphics and animations the series has ever seen. The worlds are vast and cool to explore. The story is nice IMO, the only problem being that the ending didn't really finish the saga for me, instead leaving a huge question mark.
But the game's biggest flaw really is something called Attractions. They pop up every minute in every fight, turning a really cool fight full of animations into a boring mini-game that beats all the enemies. It's amazing when you're fighting Titans and a rollercoaster pops up, but it's not so cool to skip every single fight with spinning cup teas or whatever. Seriously, if they could add a "Disable Attractions out of boss battles" option to the game, it would become a whole lot better.
That aside though, I enjoyed my time playing KH3.
@GKO900 - Now sure how this is related to "KH3 made the mobile game canon" but okay.
I'm guessing you're talking about Ephemer (kid with grey hair and red scarf)? He's there for the same reason Roxas and Xion are there: in order to represent his respective game (in his case, Union X). That, and he has a connection with Chirithy (the little plushie guy who talks to Sora) and Ventus (a character who, along with a few others, has a connection to the mobile game).
On Xehanort, is it any worse than when Vader turned at the end of the original trilogy?
To be honest, it's not that hard to explain, it's just so weird that most of its stuff probably throws people for a loop (admittedly this prob applies to KH as a whole, but KH III's ending especially so). Also, is it just the ending that's the problem (ala ME3)?
i wonder if the release "coming soon" is the XBOX ONE release of 1.5, 2.5 and 2.8?
@FullMetalWesker Well I think most fans including myself didn't like the ending because they added the story of the mobile game which make the story more confusing and the fact that 80% of the game was just getting your powers back and teasing a box that they never open and now they just make another mobile game, and yes it's as bad if not worse than ME3
Never got into it
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