Kingdom Hearts III Announced For PlayStation 4

By Ishaan . June 10, 2013 . 7:20pm

Kingdom Hearts III is coming to PlayStation 4, Square Enix announced at the Sony E3 press conference this evening. Square did not specify whether the game is exclusive to PS4.

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  • NoLastName

    Just glad it’s finally been announced

  • HerosLight


  • FFmax

    God dammit. I gotta somehow scrounge up money for a PS4 now.

  • Risa

    My bet is that it won’t come out till 2015 earliest.

  • Pfantzypantz

    Absolutely amazingggg ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • XypherCode

    Great news! But personally I hope it’s not an exclusive. This game needs an all-around love!

  • Laith Rem


  • DemonicX

    After being letdown for months by Square, they have finally fulfilled my dreams. My hype is through the roof.

  • TheExile285


  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    My emotions!
    (And no I’m not one of those ppl who was just badmouthing them the other day.)

  • DrakeClawfang

    TAKE MY MONEY NOW. *throws wallet at PC screen*

  • Misty Dawson

    B-body wasn’t ready…

  • Arkadian

    I saw party members, my money is yours Square!

  • MrRobbyM

    Well. There it goes. Thought I was gonna wait to get a PS4. But I’m getting it as soon as it launches.

  • Amagidyne

    KHIII and FFXV both on PS4.


  • Jesse

    Well, guess now I have a reason to get a PS4, eventually.

  • Robert Hendrie

    Sony wins

    • VietKnight

      Yep kind of wondering how much for the system still.
      Edit: an hour later after I posted they set the price.

    • GOAL!!!!!

    • pimpalicious

      They do(no DRM and $399 clarifies that) but perhaps not for KHIII. They made no mention of it being exclusive.

      • Robert Hendrie

        I meant they won E3 with just that game, I could care less about all that other shit. I play games, I’ll be buying both systems because I can

    • Joshua Myers

      Yep they do

  • CrimsonalCore


    I MUST BUY YOUR NEW SYSTEM. Sony just won the E3.

  • riceisnice

    Still no price tag? I’m still dreading at the thought that it could be 500 bucks. I really want one, but I also want to finish college.

    • Testsubject909

      Guess you should know the price tag by now. But if you don’t. 400$

  • DesmaX


  • Highasthesky

    Killer Instinct vs Kingdom Hearts. Do i really need to say more?

    • KH auto-win.

      • Highasthesky

        YOU KNOW IT!!

  • The Watcher

    Please be on Xbox One.

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Sora, Donald, Goofy, its been way too long, but dammit I’m glad to be at your side as we prepare for another adventure together!

    Lets go!

  • dvanteman345

    I hope it’s on PS3 an PS4

  • Kotorin

    Looks like SE has some balls to spend money after all..

  • dvanteman345

    What if it’s at tomorrows Nintendo Direct

  • Lemon

    Seems those ‘fake’ spoilers, weren’t so fake after all, heh. It looks awesome! This and FFXV are gonna get perfect scores, I’m pretty sure of it. Nomura is the man.

  • SoundMatch

    Aside from the happiness I’m actually concerned. Those of you who know the story know that is Eraqus’s Keyblade which was given to Aqua. That means Ansem the wise and Aqua have escaped the world of darkness and is probably on their way to castle oblivion. And judging by the heartless storm it reminded me of the keyblade wave that Vanitas used, so I think that scene is after Sora meets Xehanort. Just a theory.

    • Rishtopher

      Not to downplay your theory, but since the teaser was just to show off that it was in development, I don’t think we should attach too much meaning to the events in it yet. It’s like how when we saw the Sunset Horizons promo and Aqua, Ven and Terra picked up Sora, Riku and Mickey’s Keyblades. It might be symbolic.

      • SoundMatch

        True I”M just so hyped I couldn’t resist. I’ve watched the trailer like 10 times already.

        • Rishtopher

          I know that feel~

  • cloudcaelum


  • wasad

    This and FF15 got me so hype

  • Herok♞

    SO MUCH HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    What!? SO HYPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Spider-Man

    I’m done, time to save money.

  • MasterScrub

    I screamed so loud I woke up my whole house

    • DarthSithZero

      lol take it easy man

  • Maia Kasoya

    Everyone!! It’s happened!!

  • Elemiel
    • Ixbran


  • So good things still happen huh? Time to get to gaming!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Sora never looked so good in HD. Boss.

  • Go2hell66

    damn was really hoping i wouldn’t have to get a ps4

    • Nanaki

      I’m sure you have plenty of time till it’s actually released.
      Still, it’s good to know it’s in our future, no?

  • Zerita Wilson

    Hell Ya!!!! imma make it rain on sony!!!*starts tossing money in the air*

  • Shadowman

    I love you Sony!!!

  • Ethan_Twain

    Aw man… Nomura is still tied up with his FF XV project, and they’re already announcing his next giant HD RPG? All they said was “currently in development”.

    So… what do you guys think? 2017 release on this one?

    • Rishtopher

      It’s the Versus (FFXV) making it and we saw that XV looks like it’s coming along. It’s basically whenever that’s done (hopefully, soon!)

  • rurin

    I’m going to cry when I have to buy a PS4 late and not get to play this until…late

    darn expensive next-gen consoles ಥ_ಥ

    • yorudox

      At least it not 7-600$ or 500$ XD


  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    The fact that KH3 is in development means Versu- Ahem! I mean, Final Fantasy 15! is pretty much finished. I think we can expect FF15 autumn 2014 and possibly KH3 late 2015

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    I’m really crying!! *o* And I REALLY hope it’s not exclusive, even though the chances are high ‘-‘

    • they said it was exclusive to the ps4, don’t be a cheapo man $399

      • Guilherme Matheus Silva

        I am not a cheapo ‘-‘ I live in Brazil ‘-‘ It’s $399 for you, but it’s R$2000 for me!

        $399 is around R$800, so R$1200 is tax =[ more than 100% o its price is tax! D:

  • Samuel Giam

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tetsuya said he was working on Kingdom Hearts III on the current-(7th) gen PlayStation 3, and now the next-gen PlayStation 4 is getting KHIII? That’s unfair Square Enix. I’m not getting a PS4 just for Final Fantasy and KH III, I just keep my PS3 Slim and wait for the annoucement to be changed for to be on both PS3 & 4 because the PlayStation 4 is just a minor upgrade of the PS3, and I stand firm on that.

    Plus the graphics on the PS3 is not bad at all so there’s no need for Square Enix to just put KH III on the PS4 and put the ReMixes on the PS3.

    • Samuel Giam

      And whoever downvoted me go downvote yourself. And if KH III REALLY comes to the expensive PS4 go cry like a lady because you don’t know how to save space by keeping your PS3 and protest for a change of Square Enix’s thinking of making a epic main Kingdom Hearts for the PS3.

      • Ferrick

        why are you even complaining about downvoters when what you talked about is ignorant and something that no one agrees about, and the ps3 doesn’t even eat that much space to begin with

      • listen, I feel your pain, but this is not a thing that’s gonna happen often, save up and get the damn system yo!

    • just a minor update you sir are forever lost dude you can’t even get a full 64 player match of battlefield on the puny cell processor. 8gb of ram and 500gb hard drive it’s a pc x86 architecture it’s a gaming pc minus everything but gaming don’t complain at least it’s not a $600 console this time around it’s actually cheaper than the xbox one you can’t beat that price $399 man $399 for top of the line hardware come on

      • Samuel Giam

        Yes you can get a 64-player match on Battlefield 2 to 3 if your broadband plan has a speed of 10Mb/s or above.

        To me it’s not about the processor and the software bit architecture that makes a difference, it’s the internet speed and built-in backwards compatibility that makes a PlayStation enjoyable.

        To play old PlayStation games on the PS4 you’ll need:
        – PlayStation 2 for disc-based PS2 games
        – PlayStation 3 for disc-based PS and PS3 games
        – a paid subscription to Gaikai to stream PSN games and pay extra money to stream disc-based games
        A bullshit waste of money for this kind of backwards compatibility especially for the Gaikai service don’t you think?

        • the ps3 has a max limit of 24 players thats 12 v 12 the ps3’s processor/ ram is not even close enough to being able to handle 64 people on one map most computers can’t even handle that you have to be kidding me man the ps4 is cheaper tan the xbox on by $100 and $200 cheaper than ps3 was at launch you bought a ps4 in hope of kh3 and now kh3 is announced for a comparatively cheaper and more powerful console

      • Samuel Giam

        Also if you’re not careful, an AMD processor can burn like crazy.

        I’ve read stories of AMD processors burning on the internet and my cousin’s old gaming PC had a standard-clocked AMD processor that burned out after 4 years of usage so don’t think that Sony will put in a good heatsink fan in the cheap PS4 just for the lousy AMD processor I still prefer the previously rumored Cell 2 in the PlayStation 4 than this lousy brand of processor many people think will overcome its burnout problem with the PS4.

  • This made my day, thank you Squeenix.

  • Tetsuya Nomura thank you so much! This and FFXV made my day. And I adored the showings of The Witcher 3, Destiny and MGSV. I cannot wait to see more news on this game.

  • Hinataharem

    Oh god yes

  • Unlimax

    BOOOOOOOM .. Sony Wins :D !

  • YoshEE

    I fcking scream like a girl lol. Man finally and the teaser was so AMAZING!!!

  • So much yes! This is epic.

  • I the king of pirates proclaim this to be the greatest day ever $399 ps4, versus I mean final fantasy 15 back from the dead, and KH3 i’ve fallen in love with sony and square enix all over again, take my money, life, soul, being, take it all all of it right now

    • YoshEE

      Price is alright, great games for PS4. I think PS4 beat Xbox one now xD

      • Yes it will destroy the xbox one, it doesn’t have the always on kinect, the mandatory login every 24 hours or it wont turn on, no weird and jacked up used game policy, isn’t a vcr, dvr and cable box. doesn’t cost $499 the ps4 is the way to go this gen it’s so cheap so cheap unbelievably cheap sony is selling this thing at a loss at a flipping loss man jesus these guys are dedicated to gamers

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Let’s keep the talks in this thread on the subject of the game please.

        • brian

          Nintendo has a lot of promise, though

  • chroma816

    AAANNNDDD the world is a good place again.

  • kool_cid414

    I squeed like the little 22 year old I am when I saw this. This settles it, I was going to wait to get the ps4 but I’m convinced to get asap. Another round of job applications here I come!!!

  • gustinex

    hope its not exclusive for ps4. the ps3 dont have a mothership title for kh =(

    • Samuel Giam

      Agree with you. As I said don’t even count the Kingdom Hearts ReMixes as the new KH games for the PS3 as they’re not main KH games, just complilations of the previous KH games.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, this isn’t exactly Tales. KH has only been on one home console thus far, so there’s not really a rule in place as to it needing a numbered game to show up each gen. It may not be exclusive to PS4, but I’d bet it’s exclusive to next gen.

    • Samuel Giam

      Too bad after I watched the trailer for Kingdom Hearts III again I can forget about seeing the game released on the PlayStation 3 because its specs can’t handle such good graphics.

      Since Kingdom Hearts III is also announced for the Xbox One, I want to see Kingdom Hearts III be announced for another Microsoft product: Windows PCs. If Square Enix would release KH III for Windows PCs in the DVD-ROM format I can just get the game than a new console along with the game.

      I have a DIY desktop with a first-gen 3.2 GHz Core i5 with Turbo Boost, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk patitioned in two, 2 GB GeForce GT 640 (also have a unopened 2 GB GTX 650 Ti), two DVD drives and 64-bit Windows 8 Pro, which is a not-so-bad spec even for Mafia II and Max Payne 3.

      Also the PS4 and Xbox One are essentially PC-like hardware with 64-bit software so it’s not difficult for Square Enix to release Kingdom Hearts III for the actual Windows PC.

  • Samuel Giam

    Also don’t forget folks there is no main Kingdom Hearts game for the PlayStation 3 because Tetsuya Nomura focused too much on Final Fantasy XV so don’t even count the KH ReMixes as new KH games for the PS3 as they’re just HD complilations of Kingdom Hearts and KH II and the cinematics of 358/2 Days and Re:coded.

  • HamDMan

    Everyone is excited for this… I am as well but I’m going to say this. Remember Final Fantasy Versus XIII? I mean XV? 6+ years and it moved to another console when it was originally announced for PS3. Just saying. :D

  • Tomorrow square will surprise everyone with either a full fledged dissidia fighting game with all the characters we’ve come to love or a final fantasy 7 remake after the euphoric high of getting news from the once dead ff versus 13 anything can happen.

  • DDanny

    Took them long enough

  • Maumac77

    The fact that it’s in development gives me a reason to just get a PS4 ASAP

    • brian

      And then maybe it goes down in price by the time it releases.
      Why not get both as this comes out?

      • Maumac77

        Because I like the titles coming around it’s launch window as well. I wasn’t going to buy just for that game lol

  • Rogerrmark

    No more KH/Noctis fanboys crying over every FF news. Thank you for changing the internet,Squareenix.

    Will buy both Day 0,by the way.

    • In an alternate reality I have already bought it (+_+ )

  • KingRuff

    Square made me scream like a fangirl the second that disney logo showed up, and I hardly ever scream for anything. I suppose 7 long years of waiting will do that to ya. I’m just way too hyped right now! I was already planning on getting a PS4 but now its definite. I’ll buy systems for KH, and I’m proud to say that!

    • Ixbran

      GOSH!, remember the wait between KHI and KHII?

      KHI came out in 2002, and KHII came out in 2006.

      a 5 year wait between the first two games, and a 7 year wait between the second and third.

      … who knows how long the wait between KHIII and KHIV will be …

      • Anime10121

        More like 10 year wait, KH2 was announced a year and a few months after the first one released. KH3 was announced 7 years after 2 and will be in development for at least 2 more years.

    • I screamed too. Woke up the person staying over xD

  • Guest

    I’m REALLY and sincerely hoping that this and FFXV will also come to the PS3!!

  • stuff

    I’m REALLY and sincerely hoping that this and FFXV will also come to the PS3!!

  • Guest

    I’m REALLY and sincerely hoping that this and FFXV will also come to the PS3!!

  • Ixbran

    welp, time to start saving up


  • noctis_nox

    Ugh! Versus turns to FF XV. I would prefer it to be a new game. Oh well.
    FF XV baby!! I hope it will be release soon.

    AND KH III!!!! OMG! OMG! Yep! I am hyped. Sora is baaack!!!

  • fayt255

    Any chance now that Disney Owns Lucas Film that there will be a Star Wars world in KH3. The Key Keyblade Masters Meet the Jedi Masters lol!

    • Solomon_Kano

      I hope not. I love Star Wars, but I don’t wanna see it in KH. No Marvel either. Sora meeting Spidey would be too weird lol.

      • fayt255

        Yea it would be weird I just couldn’t help saying it after recently playing Birth By Sleep.

  • I kinda sorta screamed when I saw it. I wont be buying it at launch but as soon as I can (still got a list of games to play first) I’ll dive into KH3.
    That is all.

  • Solomon_Kano

    And nothing for the rest of E3 will be more surprising.

    When the trailer started I was like “Yea, yea, 1.5 HD… wait… it’s still going… 2.5 HD? NO! It’s sti- *gasp*”

    And then I proceeded to lose my shit. KH2 came out the summer that I finished 5th grade. KH3 was announced the summer I graduated from high school. To say I’ve been waiting my whole life for this wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration.

  • Surgeon of Death


  • Guest


  • Let the KH 3 theories run wild again~!

  • Isaac Newton

    Kingdom Hearts is not about graphics
    Kingdom Hearts is not about multiplayer

    What makes Kingdom Hearts so special is because…

    Kingdom Hearts is Kingdom Hearts!

    • CirnoLakes

      Because Kingdom Hearts is light?

  • Time Sage

    Now see, if it was me, I wouldn’t call it III. I’d give it a subtitle just to piss off the people screaming “It’s not III, where’s III?” when the other games came out….

  • Tonton Ramos

    I’ll be happy if they add Max Goof, Roxanne, Jake Long and Kim Possible in KH3 :)

  • Lemon

    As many have said, KH3 probably won’t be out until late 2014 or even early 2015. I’m pretty sure before KH3 is out, they will release a KHII HD remix and possibly another handheld KH title, assuming they have the proper planning and resources, of course. It would serve to build up the hype to 3 even more. I’m also sure Lightning and Noctis will be making an appearance.

    Now the real fun is guessing which new Disney worlds and characters will be added. Disney still has so many great movies yet untapped – The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Bolt, Toy Story, even Tangled. The restriction, of course, is how to integrate them into the KH universe and story. Also, since Neku from TWEWY was in KH:DDD, I think it’s safe to say Nomura and team may yet again surprise us with characters from outside the FF franchise but from the SE family.

    As for me though, what I really want to see above all else is Cloud and Tifa in KH3 with next-gen PS4 graphics.

    Lastly, I know that Disney now owns the rights to Marvel and Star Wars, but the chance of them being used in KH is probably 0. Still, imagining Jedi and superheroes exchanging blows with shadows and sparring with Sora and FF characters is pretty funny!

    God damn, nostalgia or not, I love Kingdom Hearts. And Disney.

    • Also PoC. Heck, Davy Jones and his heart would be compatible well in KH setting, given with some tweaks and all.

      • Didn’t disney acquire marvel and lucasfilm anything is possible in KH3

  • Go2hell66

    i’m gonna sound crazy here but i don’t think next gen graphics suit KH too well, i liked the older PS2-ish look better

    • im sure in time they will fine tune the visuals. this is just a concept trailer

  • KH3 aka. Attack of the ‘Norts.

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh wow, congratulations Kingdom Hearts fans.

    You’ve been asking for this for years.

  • artemisthemp

    Sony always gets good games and this just proves it.
    Sony is the place for Games and Microsoft… Someone please link me to a DVR that don’t cost $499

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