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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 to release in January of 2019. 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) January 25, 2019Release date (North America) January 29, 2019Release date (Australia) January 29, 2019Release date (Europe) January 29, 2019

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 and is slated for release in 2019.
  • 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, assembling the seven "Guardians of Light" in order to defeat Xehanort, and possibly the mysteries surrounding the happenings of Kingdom Hearts χ -Back Cover-
  • 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.
  • Kingdom Hearts III will feature mostly new worlds, none of which will be based on the FINAL FANTASY series.
  • The worlds currently confirmed for the game are as follows: Yen Sid's Mysterious Tower, Twilight Town, a Hercules-based world of ancient Greece/Mount Olympus, Tangled's Kingdom of Corona, Big Hero 6's San Fransokyo, Toy Story's Toy Box, Monsters Inc's Monstropolis, Frozen's Arendelle, Pirates of the Caribbean's The Caribbean, and presumably The Keyblade Graveyard.
  • It is confirmed that a world (currently unknown) will exist in which it is possible to play as another character (besides Sora),who's identity remains a mystery.
  • Prior to Kingdom Hearts III Kairi reflects upon her keyblade wielder training alongside Lea as Xion reminisces about the events of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • 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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SoraDaxjer28, Jun 10 2018 06:10 PM

It is officially time to add Disney's "'Frozen (2013)'" to that list!!

Justin Baxter, Jun 12 2017 06:13 PM

I wnat kingdom hearts 3 in ps4 released please

itsDON, Jan 30 2017 12:57 PM

I have asked DChuich about it but he hasn't gotten back to me yet. Send him a PM and he'll probably get back to you as soon as he can



I will, thank you for trying to help <3

The 13th Kenpachi, Jan 30 2017 11:15 AM

I have asked DChuich about it but he hasn't gotten back to me yet. Send him a PM and he'll probably get back to you as soon as he can

itsDON, Jan 26 2017 11:50 PM

Hi, I know this is an old thread but somebody should really change that " Been in development since 2010" that's misleading and can cause problems and inconsistencies with people who believe it. KH3 only started development in 2013.

Stanley Zane Dillon, Dec 20 2016 12:40 PM

Yeah dude. This better have fetching 100 hours of gameplay minimum. lol
This game better have min. 100 hours of gameplay after 6+ years of development and still no release date so more like 7+ years of development. lol That's longer than it took them to make Skyrim.

ajddavid452, Nov 15 2016 10:58 AM

Kingdom Hearts III A.K.A. the Kingdom Hearts equivalent of Half-Life 3
Kingdom Hearts III A.K.A. the Kingdom Hearts equivalent of Half-Life 3

kingdomhearts2003, Nov 07 2016 08:52 PM

KH3 isn't a let down

Keyblade Airzone, Sep 10 2016 02:35 PM

Keyblade Masters stick together forever!!!!!!!

Maryn Luti, Aug 16 2016 02:39 AM

more kingdom hearts forever