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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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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

Jose Alvarez, May 17 2016 08:59 PM

I hope they fix the fighting animations so there quick and and straight to the point. . . not so floatty and slow

Keyblade master of light, May 11 2016 12:19 PM

We want kingdom hearts 3

ajddavid452, Apr 12 2016 02:08 PM

You don't have to say it twice.
You don't have to say it twice.

Reece Phoenix, Mar 29 2016 10:33 PM

Must Have Kiari With Her Keyblade In action With Sora and Riku.

RuDoe Ry, Mar 10 2016 12:40 PM

Whoa whoa whoa been in development since 2010!? O.o. this game better have 30 godda* worlds! 6 years in development.... My god..

irelandaintirish, Mar 09 2016 01:23 AM

I really am hoping this will not be a let down, like i love these games, but honestly i know that they will deliver us a great game, but i hope that its not gonna be like re:coded with dream top distance fighting style and hopefully they go back to original maybe??? I'm not too sure but honestly I have high expectations for the game

KHCentral_, Feb 06 2016 04:42 PM

The only thing I'm worried about for KH3 is that it might be a bad game

Bruno Almeida, Feb 04 2016 02:22 PM

It's only me who don't like Sora's new look.
It's only me who don't like Sora's new look.