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KINGDOM HEARTS III

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].

KINGDOM HEARTS III
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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Zeldablade7, 5 days ago

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!!!!
i am new so i screwed up the comment

SageMonsters, Jun 03 2014 08:33 AM

I wonder if Sora, Riku and Kairi will be both playable???

AnimeXColorless, May 16 2014 09:39 AM

Kingdom Hearts III is bound to be an amazing installment to the game. However, one thing I'm a little sad about is the graphics. Excluding most of 358/2 Days and Chain of Memories (GBA), we've had the exact same graphics (besides the opening themes and some of the remakes) for the past 7 games. It saddens me a little to see them change it in the final game. Of course I'll enjoy beating the heck out of Heartless in HD. But I've been used to our old graphics for so long, it just seems a little depressing.

James Lutz, May 07 2014 06:59 PM

You're correct. I think KH3 has been in development in some form or another since 2010. However, remember that Nomura stated during E3 2013 that hadn't even decided on all of the worlds yet, so take that for what it is worth.

l30rox, Apr 27 2014 12:51 PM

Man, I cant wait for KH3 I want it now. But if i have it now its going to be crap, buggy, incomplete like a nobody. So its better to give Square enix all the time they need to make this game a MASTERPIECE. ......keys....keys everywhere.

Darkshadow8500, Apr 21 2014 08:50 PM

Kingdom Hearts III should be released in 2014 because many sources claim that this game was in development since 2010 and to me that's a very good amount of time to develop a very important game like this. Heres what i dont get, most people are acting like it just started developing last year ago when E3 announced KH3 AND FF15 and yet most sources say its been in developed since 2010 including this website, I also wonder how or where they know that its been developed since 2010 which was when birth by sleep was released so why the longer wait they should just release the game in either late 2014 or early 2015.