Kingdom Hearts III Information Expected This Month

By Ishaan . October 10, 2013 . 10:00am

Like Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix aren’t ready to say much about Kingdom Hearts III, but they are willing to let out bits of information, according to a report at FF-Reunion.


Similar to his interview about Final Fantasy XV at Tokyo Game Show, Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura will discuss the game in a video with Sony’s Play Community site, which the site says is expected to be released this month.


Kingdom Hearts III is a ways off from release, though. Square Enix recently suggested that one shouldn’t expect to see the game released until Final Fantasy XV is completed, as Nomura is directing both games.

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  • Mis ♠

    Do we have any idea at all when either game will possibly be released?

    • James McEneely

      Next winter for FF XV (this cautious optimism) and probably winter 2015 for KH III. Later, if they don’t do a worldwide release.

    • Somber

      next-gen RPG need a lot of time to be developed.

      • Dark Zerato

        FF XV has been developed for almost 8 years. Maybe we have to wait that long for SE to make KH III.

        • Somber

          PLS NO!!!!. I hate that. :( I need to play those as soon as possible.

      • JuhRo

        I’d say less time than current gen.. both parties have made their infrastructure more close to the PC one.. so it’s much easier to just go from one to the other, test, then make adjustments and so on.

    • Anime10121

      Officially? No :(

  • Thrasher429

    How much information could really be expected anyway, it’s pretty early in the development process isn’t it?

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      I read Nova Crystallis’s article on this and supposedly there’s going to be a new clip shown alongside the interview.

      • Thrasher429

        Seriously? It would be awesome to have some new footage

        • Guest

          This “new footage” should premiere at D23 Japan in a day or two.

      • Anime10121

        Yep, but much like XV’s new scenes, they’ll likely amount to 5 seconds or less :(

        • OathkeeperSoraXIII

          I’ll take what I can get for now :P I wonder if it’ll be running on the actual engine this time

          • Anime10121

            True, and I the same! I just really wanna see some more character models! Riku/Kairi/Roxas/Aqua/Xehanort in HD PS4 modeled sprites will be all of my YES!!!

  • Go2hell66

    Damn thought we were getting a trailer

    • Somber

      take it with a grain of salt xD

    • Guest

      Keep your eyes peeled on D23 Japan news – you might see something. :-)

  • Justin Lorence

    Another announcement to announce a future announcement? I’m shocked!

    • Not really. Nomura has spoken several times that at D23 Expo Japan he is only allowed to show new footage, art, and media for Kingdom Hearts III.

      Unlike E3 and TGS, this is a Disney event. They—DIsney—have been clamoring for Kingdom Hearts III as much as the fans have, so there isn’t any possibility that they will let him throw us for a loop with another announce of an announcement.

      He also teased a possible redesign for Sora, by mentioning that he “might” show it off.

      • A redesign? Aw yes!

      • Utku Savaş

        “I will let them believe they can play Kingdom Hearts III someday so that you can watch them clamoring over each other in raw anticipation and speculation. You can watch me as I torture an entire fanbase and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fullfill Gabe Newell’s destiny…” Tetsuya Nomura, to Hironobu Sakaguchi.

    • Guest

      Of course, it’s to prepare us. Imagine if SE announces a release window for KH3 tomorrow without prior notification. I’m certain none of us–unless we have connections–would be ready to hear that news.

  • JustThisOne

    Hmmm, I still think it was a bad idea to announce this so early. But I suppose since they already did, throwing tidbits of information once in awhile to keep the fire burning would be nice.

    But how long can they keep this up, if the game’s going to be, say, another year longer? Or how about two years? I sure hope they can play their cards right.

    • Anime10121

      Well let’s just hope they don’t plan to miss any more big game shows if they’re gonna have us wait 5-7 years.

      • JustThisOne

        Nah, I don’t honestly believe it’s going to be another five years. (Or at least I hope not.) I’m pretty sure SE recognizes by now that the long development times are a large part of their money problems.

        EDIT: Let me rephrase that before anyone comes in with their two cents about SE being awful…

        No company likes long development times.

        • Anime10121

          The optimist in me wants to see this out in a few years too, but the realist in me knows we ain’t likely to see FFXV until 2015. KH3, with all it has to cover, will be a LARGE game, and with it likely not going head over heels into production until after XV releases, I can see it taking at least another couple years after XV before it finally releases. I’m almost one hundred percent certainty at the earliest we might see the game (well at least for Japan ) is 2016 and 2017 for the west.

          The way I’m thinking they are gonna work out the wait is by turning the “every year gets a KH game” into a every OTHER year gets a Kingdom Hearts game. It kinda show in their refusal to reveal the up and coming 2.5 HD release even though they’ve already basically confirmed it’s coming a thousand times already.

          The way I see it, they’ll probably announce 2.5 at E3 next year, for a 2015 release (2 years after 1.5), and Kingdom Hearts 3 will release 2 years later in 2017.

          The reason I believe they’ll switch to bi annual releases is because there is no conceivable way we can continue to get annual releases of the series when BOTH of the main teams are on other projects.

          But then again, this is all just speculation on my part, so :P

          • JustThisOne

            I guess that makes sense. (Can’t say I know anything about 2.5 though.) I forgot that they said something about being unable to focus on this game until FFXV is done.

            The idea of announcing a game five years too early still baffles me though. It’s not out of the question, as there are some examples out there… But to have to feed the fans and keep them hyped for five years seems like a difficult task. And like I said, with development costs, it just seems like a dangerous game to play.

          • Anime10121

            It is baffling, until you remember this IS SE, and it took nearly as long to get the original XIII out the door (announced in 2006 released in 2010). They may have a new CEO and he may want change, but old habits die hard, as they say :P

        • Anime10121

          Also I can’t count. I meant 4- 6 years as I believe we’ll see this game in the west between 2017-2019.

    • Guest

      SE announced the game only to put fans’ worries about KH3 to rest. Other than that, the company really has no intention of showcasing KH3 at this point in time.

  • I’m happy they’re giving us bits of information. It makes me feel like they care about what we think, and want us to be excited for the game =)

  • Shady Shariest

    My guess:
    “For Christs sake we are doing our best to come up with something to distract you fans from this… So… KH RE:Mix 2.5!”

    • JuhRo

      Honestly wouldn’t mind a KH Remix 2.5.. with KH2, BBS, DDD.. something rather. <3
      ….possibly available on the vita… ? Yeah..?

      • Herok♞

        a KH 2.5 would be coded instead of DDD for many reasons like DDD is still this gen unlike every other game.

        • xAtKx

          ^this and coded would most likely will be cutscenes like days was.

        • JuhRo

          Right. Meant Coded, typed out DDD for some reason. It was some KH game that I just read the script for and didn’t really want to play.

          • Herok♞

            no problem, Coded was unneeded, I still own a copy but I never played it.

          • Anime10121

            You sir, are doing yourself a disservice, the plot/story sucks BIG TIME! I mean, why they even GAVE it a plot after what little it did is beyond me, they should have just made called it “Kingdom Hearts a Different Way to Play”, but the game is fun as hell!

          • Lord Búho

            So play it! it’s one of the most fun DS games I ever played, the controls and the leveling system are top-notch.

        • Shady Shariest

          Not to mention that DDD would receive the same treatment as 365/2 days. And Squeenix has yet to get a “Green light” from the player base regarding this kinda course of action. :3

          • Herok♞

            DDD wouldn’t work as well seeing as its not as focused as days

          • Shady Shariest

            Yeah… They would need to do a little storybook kinda thing to recap the story to people…

  • SMT

    Please be excited!

    • Somber


  • Samsara09

    Well,that shows that they care for their fans.But,I think they are mistaken in showing trailers too soon…if they show too much,people will feel excited and put the game on the pedestal of hype,as they did with XV,which may not be on SE’s best interest,as the hype may soon becomes hate if the game does not correspond to the imagination of the fan.if they show only a bare bones trailer,the fans will feel cheated.

  • NightzeroAX

    Any added info on 2.5 and A soundtrack to 1.5 is more than welcome.

  • Lord Búho

    So give us HD Remix 2.5 while we wait for 3… come on…

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    Apparently the new information will be at the first D23 Expo Japan on the 12th Oct.

  • MrRobbyM

    I just want 2.5 right now. I’m currently playing through 1.5 and its only making me want 2.5 more.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    “Lightning is gonna be in this game and become one of 7 lights, and she’s gonna take 80% screentime on the game”

    • NightzeroAX



    • leingod

      I’ll call it now: Lightning definetely will be in this game.

  • ShadowDivz

    Here’s an agni’s philosphy trailer!

    • komiko12

      I would genuinely like that.

  • wahyudil

    the announcemnet said that the game will appear exclusive in Wii U only … what kind of reaction will happen then …

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