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KINGDOM HEARTS III is an upcoming title in the KINGDOM HEARTS series for the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. The director of the series, Tetsuya Nomura, has confirmed that this title is now in development. KINGDOM HEARTS III will be a direct sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS II, KINGDOM HEARTS coded and KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance].

PlayStation 4 & Xbox OneRelease date (Japan) TBARelease date (North America) TBARelease date (Australia) TBARelease date (Europe) TBA

What We Know

  • KINGDOM HEARTS III will focus on Sora.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded and KINGDOM HEARTS 3D have been leading up to this title.
  • The game was announced at E3 2013 for the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One.
  • The game has been in development since 2010.
  • The game is being developed by the "Osaka team", the team responsible for KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep and KINGDOM HEARTS 3D
  • KINGDOM HEARTS III will most likely deal with the effort to save everyone, and with the effort to finally defeat Xehanort.
  • KINGDOM HEARTS III is said to be the end of the "Xehanort saga" in the Kingdom Hearts series, and after this, a new saga should begin.
  • Interview Extracts

    June 2009: KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days Ultimania

    -- So is it possible that there will be another game connecting BbS and KH1? And might that be KH3...?

    Nomura: Who knows? I already have ideas for the next installment. But since Birth by Sleep isn't even out yet, I don't have to think about it until awhile from now. Recently everyone kepts asking me when I'm planning on coming out with KH3. Even though I'm currently busy with Final Fantasy Versus XIII, I'm also thinking that it's almost time to start thinking about it seriously. Though it's entirely possible that the next game in the series won't be KH3.

    June 2010: E3 2010 via GameSpot

    Question 7: It's been a while since we've seen a new generation of Kingdom Hearts titles. There have been a lot of handheld and mobile version, but no console versions since the PlayStation 2. Are you thinking about making a next-generation Kingdom Hearts? Or do you prefer working on handhelds?

    TN: All I can say is that if there were to be a Kingdom Hearts III, then it would be on consoles. I have a desire to create this game, but it's just not the right time. I'm under pressure from KH fans, Disney, and Square Enix, and they all want Kingdom Hearts III. I know this, and I don't hide my desire to make this game. The biggest problem we're facing is our main developer on the franchise is busy with Final Fantasy, and the Birth by Sleep team is busy making Kingdom Hearts for the Nintendo 3DS. But we'll do it when the right time comes.

    September 2010: EGMi interview

    For any sequel of the mainstream storyline of the Kingdom Hearts series, that would be Kingdom Hearts III. But the problem is that the opportunity of developing the sequel is not currently [possible]. The team is busy, I am busy. I'm thinking about what's going to be next after Kingdom Hearts II, the future that is Kingdom Hearts III. Time has nearly come to [work on] that concept.

    Yes it might be possible. It is my desire to develop the next Kingdom Hearts on the existing platform, but the problem with a new console is that it has new technical requirements. So, yes, I'm willing to create something on the existing console because when we aim for another non-existing future console, the release of the title will be far in the future. That's my concern.

    July 2011: Famitsu Weekly interview

    -- Alright, last question on the topic. There are an overwhelming number of people who want Kingdom Hearts 3 to be released.

    Nomura: The answer for them has been prepared in KH3D.


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Toddler Naruto, A week ago

What's your source for those release dates?

KittenWednesday, Nov 08 2014 08:27 PM

Sora Kairi and Roxas should be interchangeably playable like GTA V. and they should not have Goofy in the game at all. When that rock fell on him after the fight with Demyx, I was so happy. I thought he was dead.

Fernando Pedro Amaro, Oct 28 2014 02:30 PM

(Japon/Europe/US/AUS),17 May 2015 & June 24, 2015 & June 25, 2015 & June 26, 2015) PlayStation 4 & Xbox One!

KingdomHeartsSora, Aug 26 2014 06:01 PM

I hope it comes out in 2015 or early 2016!

Brandon Gibbs, Aug 20 2014 02:02 PM

I hope Nomura was looking over the web looking at KH fan ideas and saw my idea for Sofia the first to be in this cause to me it would be interesting to see Sora and Sofia bonding or she could at least be a summon.

Toon Link, Jul 24 2014 10:19 AM

How is Kingdom Hearts 3 still early in Development if it been worked on for 4 years?

Rebekah Kuster, Jun 18 2014 07:02 PM

I wonder if someone on here would ask Nomura if Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, Atlantis, and Black Cauldron will be added to the official KH3 worlds list?

king of kh2, Jun 08 2014 01:31 AM

who do you thin is stronger sora or riku?
think my bad
think my bad

Julian Bernardino Ruiz, Jun 05 2014 09:57 PM

Of course, Sora and Riku will be playable and for Kairi, I would be in Tutorial Mode in The Mysterious Tower.

king of kh2, Jun 05 2014 02:08 PM

I cant wait for kh3 it is going to be so awesome!!!!
I cant wait for kh3 it is going to be so awesome!!!!
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