Kingdom Hearts 3DS Is A Brand New Title

By Spencer . June 16, 2010 . 1:16am


Shortly after the Nintendo 3DS news I met with Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Right away, I asked him, “What can you tell us about Kingdom Hearts 3DS?”


Nomura snickered a bit.


“Right now we can’t say much about it,” he replied. “All I can say is that the Kingdom Hearts for 3DS will not be a port, but a new game. “It will probably be developed by the team who was in charge of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, the Osaka team.”


The Kingdom Hearts games on the Nintendo DS, 358 / 2 Days and Re:coded, were developed by h.a.n.d. who also developed Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales. Kingdom Hearts 3DS will be developed internally at Square Enix.


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  • Advent_Andaryu

    Thank you for talking with Nomura on this subject! I couldn’t seem to find any details about it, but hearing info from the man himself makes things much more clear.

    3DS sounds to be the best handheld system ever! I wish I could demo one.

  • holyPaladin

    Oh it’s not Re:coded?

    Wow Nomura u milking KH franchise again -.-
    As long as it’s enjoyable…

    • Ereek

      Please show me proof it’s Nomura’s choice to make all of these KH titles and not a financial descision of the rest of the company.

      Quite frankly, I think blaming Nomura for the amount of KH titles is nonsensical. He does not make the business decisions in Square Enix.

      • holyPaladin

        People are blaming Nomura all over because KH side-game (here and Kotaku too)

        I don’t hate Nomura and love KH so if it’s new game, I’m happy.
        Just that KH and FFVII exploited too much..

        • Ereek

          Just because everyone else is blaming Nomura doesn’t make it his fault. I’d like a KH3, too, but you have to think realistically; it’s highly likely that this “milking” isn’t his fault, but instead the fault of the company exploiting its “pillar.”

          • Roses4Aria

            I’m sure it’s partly Disney’s choice as well. As long as KH games are making them money, they’ll keep churning them out. It’s kind of like the endless straight to video sequels they’ve made to several of their movies. They don’t know when enough is enough.

            On the other hand, I’ve liked all of the KH games except for 358/2, so I’ll probably buy it. :)

          • Ereek

            An excellent point. We certainly don’t know whose behind the decisions to make them. I doubt it’s Nomura, however.

  • kupomogli

    Thankfully the 3DS already has some interesting games, so a game like this doesn’t change my opinion on how awesome it’s going to be. Just another game I’m not going to buy.

  • karasuKumo

    They come out with so many new titles that it scares me too even try to catch up. I haven’t played any of the kingdom hearts games, but I want too :( The Disney characters are off-putting.

    • Ereek

      The Disney characters and worlds are the best part of the KH games, what’s wrong with them?

      • karasuKumo

        It just makes it seem childish, plus if you have a really dramatic moment of the story with mickey mouse you cant take it seriously in my opinion.

        • malek86

          One Piece has proven that you can have dramatic, tear-jerking scenes with ridiculous characters.

          • Code

            This 200% One Piece ftw!

        • >.> The Hell, Goofy is gangsta. He’s the only one in the game that will have your back and wreck face at the same time. Donald can go somewhere else but Goofy is the man… erm, dog.

    • BrotherCavil

      Eh, don’t bother. Past KH1 and CoM, the rest of the games are largely convoluted clusterfraks, or just generally crappy games.

  • Well…. is too late to bother, but soon enough they will run out of dysney’s characters, and start just putting the same but with a different crappy story for each world

  • vrakanox

    Wow this seals it for sure. Riku as playable! 3DS day one for me. This thing is getting some great games!

  • BrotherCavil

    Kingdom Hearts is officially dead…

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    Oh Nomura, you so crazy

  • joesz

    That brothercavil dude have some serious issues with the series

    • Joanna

      I lol’d.

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