Kingdom Hearts 3 has been confirmed by series director Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura is interviewed in a guidebook packaged with Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Ultimania in Japan. Details from the guide have been spilled onto the Internet, with Kingdom Hearts 3 and two other unannounced KH games, being revealed.
“About the next title, Kingdom Hearts 3 depends on Final Fantasy XIII Versus, but development of the next title is already underway,” acknowledges Nomura. “There are two titles other than Kingdom Hearts 3 in conception, and I think I’ll release one within this year.
“The series won’t end in Kingdom Hearts 3, more like the conclusion of the Xehanort saga. It’s not the case that when Sora’s story is over another hero’s story will begin; Sora will be the hero until the end.”
Kingdom Hearts 3 is exciting, but I would advise against so much KH stuff. I already feel we have too many titles with all the portable spin-offs, especially as the series’ big draw has always been how special and full of discovery the games are. When you put out too many games, they feel less special, and with the story getting more and more convoluted (seriously, we’re calling it Xehanort Saga now?) I do think less is more.
Also, heart darkness heart darkness heart darkness heart darkness …
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