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.