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Square Enix officially announces Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III11 June 2013 by DChiuch

Today at 6PM PST, Sony held its E3 2013 press conference. Here, Sony showed off the PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts III was officially announced. Series director Tetsuya Nomura appeared via a video and showed a short, beta trailer for Kingdom Hearts III which is "now in development" for the PlayStation 4 (Update: and Xbox One). Details about release date are currently unknown.

This trailer can be seen below, on YouTube. Enjoy! Kingdom Hearts III is finally on the way!

The trailer starts by showing all of the previous Kingdom Hearts titles to date. Next, Sora is shown on Destiny Islands finding Master Eraqus' Keyblade. The Kingdom Hearts III game logo is shown. Lastly, Sora is shown in Twilight Town fighting a wave/storm of Shadow Heartless. Donald and Goofy are party members.

Here is the Kingdom Hearts III game logo:

Make sure to discuss the Kingdom Hearts III announcement in the comments or on our forum-- or, if you want to start a specific discussion about the game, use our new KH3 forum.

Update 1: IGN have uploaded a summary video for the Kingdom Hearts III announcement. In this, they reveal that "according to Tetsuya Nomura, the game began development in 2010, after the release of Birth by Sleep". This is interesting news, as it means development was started up to 3 years ago!

Update 2: mbdamiani and Nova_Crystallis from Twitter have shared photos of a Kingdom Hearts III poster at E3 2013. This poster is from Square Enix's private conference, "Square Enix: The Future", which is about to go underway. It is likely that this event could reveal more details about Kingdom Hearts III, so stay tuned. The poster can be seen below. We will update you on details from this conference live, here.


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Imari Jones, Jun 14 2013 10:11 AM

it is

kingdom x, Jun 13 2013 07:59 PM

I hop kingdom hearts 3 is on xbox one

KH4Real, Jun 13 2013 07:20 AM

I hope that the game mayby later will come on PS3 on a downgraded version.

Chance is small I guess.

Britipinojeff, Jun 12 2013 07:59 PM

so if development started in 2010, what kinds of development would have been going on? like story development and gameplay concepts? i doubt they got access to PS4 stuff 3 years ago to play around with making the game.

KHfan4, Jun 12 2013 10:14 AM

LIKE OMG! *Jumping through the roof now* FINALLY! But wait I have to buy the PS4?! Why?! I just bought my kinect! aah!

TheKingdomkid, Jun 11 2013 03:56 PM

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So Sora is a Keyblade Master? wow thanks IGN and your ignorance yet again -___-

Mario Dwayne Watson, Jun 11 2013 03:01 PM

thanks for confirming its for ps4 and not ps3 :(


Skyace 65, Jun 11 2013 01:50 PM

now I really wish the game was on PC. http://kotaku.com/th...-game-512643240 I'm worried now that this is the reason its only on xbox1 and PS4

star7crystal, Jun 11 2013 11:47 AM

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO exited! guess I'm now saving up for a PS4 ;) I was gonna buy a PS3 for KH 1.5 ReMix but meh.