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Tetsuya Nomura's take on whether Kingdom Hearts III is the End of Sora's Story

As revealed by Jonathon Thornbush today in an IGN article, Tetsuya Nomura states that dark things are in store for the heroes in Kingdom Hearts III.

Nomura talked about the story's progress in an interview for IGN at E3, offering this comment in regards to whether this new entry would be the end of Sora's story.

"I do consider Kingdom Hearts to be Sora's story. But if I go into any more details, I think I'll be spoiling the game for everyone, so I just want to leave it at that," Nomura said.


The article continues, mentioning the other various games in the series. With the theme of the latest game being, "resolution," according to Nomura, it looks like the fans of the series will be able to look forward to an ending that's full of surprises.

"There are going to be a lot of shocking scenes, especially toward the end of the game," [Nomura] said. "So I think you would definitely need to brace yourselves for them."


Many are hoping that, when it comes to the main characters, such as Sora, Riku, and Kairi, that their stories reach a satisfying conclusion. Nomura had this to say about the nature of friendships and how he wants to replicate the reality of those dynamics in Kingdom Hearts III.

"Kingdom Hearts is not too realistic, but I do want my players to grasp a sense of reality from it as well," Nomura said. "For example, I'm sure you had friends when you were young, a good group of friends, but as you grow older things change and it doesn't always stay the same. I think all I can say is please play to the very end and see what happens. But I think Kingdom Hearts 3 does depict how each character feels about each other in this new story line."


What do you think this means for the ending of Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments below!

Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and Pirates of the Carribean trailer!

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That's it everyone, they're all going to die at the end, pack up and go home!

 

(edit: the above is obviously in jest, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some permanent deaths among the protagonists)

Nomura you monster!

AAAAH! My heart can’t stand it. I really suffered a lot with the sea salt ice cream trio.
NO PLEASE, NO, MY HEART CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH

Oh hell Nomura is going to break up the Destiny Island trio! Everyone we know and love will never be the same again. And Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to have a bittersweet ending that might be good or drop the ball and gave the fans a huge "F you!" 

Leave the babbies alone, NOMURA! 

He better not do something like Tabata with FFXV.
That’s a bit of a misleading title. Nomura has already said in the past that there will be more Kingdom Hearts after KHIII and that Sora will always be the main character.

I swear, Nomura is getting on my nerves. 

Why do I have a bad feeling something terrible is going to happen? 

So...is everyone going to split up and do their own thing now? Or is it the Island trio that's going to split up and join their respect fates with other characters? I.e.: Sora goes with Roxas and Ventus. Riku with Terra and Axel. and Kairi with Xion, Namine and Aqua. So if he's hinting there's going to be separation with people,  there's only a number of possibilities of who's going to leave who. I'm thinking it's the Twilight trio for reasons. But I think at the near ending, everyone's friendships are going to be put to the test. Win or fail, there might be separation. Win, there's bittersweet. Fail, everyone learns about someone and how they see other people. I don't know, but still, who ever is near the ending, we'll know what causes this future bittersweet moment. Or you know, someone dies selfishly. But I reread the interview again, and it's only just an example, or something. Meaning it might not be true of what ACTUALLY happens. Don't know till we watch the ending in Japanese. If anyone is going to watch live streams on day 1 and over. I really hope Everglow or someone just does the story line and not do any side quests, besides leveling up, that we get straight to the point of the ending from launch to day 2 or 3.

I just want Sora and Kairi to end up together after Sora saves everyone, that's all.

That's it everyone, they're all going to die at the end, pack up and go home!

 

(edit: the above is obviously in jest, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some permanent deaths among the protagonists)

 

this whole franchise was one elaborate plan to break our hearts!

 

Leave the babbies alone, NOMURA! 

 

Not gonna lie thats really how i feel about them I saw them grow up and I along with them he cant Hurt them!

 

So...is everyone going to split up and do their own thing now? Or is it the Island trio that's going to split up and join their respect fates with other characters? I.e.: Sora goes with Roxas and Ventus. Riku with Terra and Axel. and Kairi with Xion, Namine and Aqua. So if he's hinting there's going to be separation with people,  there's only a number of possibilities of who's going to leave who. I'm thinking it's the Twilight trio for reasons. But I think at the near ending, everyone's friendships are going to be put to the test. Win or fail, there might be separation. Win, there's bittersweet. Fail, everyone learns about someone and how they see other people. I don't know, but still, who ever is near the ending, we'll know what causes this future bittersweet moment. Or you know, someone dies selfishly. But I reread the interview again, and it's only just an example, or something. Meaning it might not be true of what ACTUALLY happens. Don't know till we watch the ending in Japanese. If anyone is going to watch live streams on day 1 and over. I really hope Everglow or someone just does the story line and not do any side quests, besides leveling up, that we get straight to the point of the ending from launch to day 2 or 3.

Riku and Lea maybe but not sora and kairi they just have to stay together though I winder what I could be that brings riku and Lea to leave the others maybe they still feel as if they have not quit redeemd themself jet and they decide to be the ones who need to watch over the darkness?

 

I just want Sora and Kairi to end up together after Sora saves everyone, that's all.

 

Yes riku,aqua ven terra they can all die in a car crash (not that I want to) but these two HAVE to have their happy end no buts!

this whole franchise was one elaborate plan to break our hearts!

 

 

Not gonna lie thats really how i feel about them I saw them grow up and I along with them he cant Hurt them!

 

Riku and Lea maybe but not sora and kairi they just have to stay together though I winder what I could be that brings riku and Lea to leave the others maybe they still feel as if they have not quit redeemd themself jet and they decide to be the ones who need to watch over the darkness?

 

 

Yes riku,aqua ven terra they can all die in a car crash (not that I want to) but these two HAVE to have their happy end no buts!

 

No, what i mean is i want to see an ending to Kingdom Hearts III on a wider scale then the ending of II or at least something that feels sort of a victory and leads on into the next saga of the franchise.

Doubt this would happen, but if this is true would be cool if the game showed a sillouette of a young girl at the Islands watching the sunset, and summoning kingdom key, and destiny bond preparing to go to another world.

Maybe the characters shall go their separate ways now.  Yet, in a future saga, they come back together.

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Thanks for informing us about this, NihonScribe!

 

I'm very interested in what Nomura had to say regarding how the story will have the characters have a changed perspective on things! With everything that's happened for the past 15 years, it's only natural that things change between the characters we know and love, as it is true that nothing ever stays the same with any one person in this life! But I do hope that everyone gets their happy ending, or at the very least, a satisfying conclusion to their arc, even if they are separated!

 

And Sora will always be the protagonist of the series, Nomura stated so himself, but he probably has some details regarding what direction Sora will go in next that he doesn't wanna spoil, ya know?