Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura recently talked about Kingdom Hearts III’s delay and on the Big Hero 6 world, and he followed up with more talk on DLC and on bringing more Kingdom Hearts to Xbox One in an interview with IGN.
Nomura said he wants to have post-launch content in Kingdom Hearts III, but we likely won’t hear about anything on that anytime soon:
“In this day and age, most major titles do have some kind of content releases after their release. So since I considered Kingdom Hearts 3 to be one of those major titles, I do want to have something to add to your enjoyment of Kingdom Hearts 3, so maybe you could continue to play a little longer than release, but we haven’t really thought of anything in detail yet.”
He was also asked if Kingdom Hearts III will see any customization features, such as the one we saw in Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue’s 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage where players could customize Aqua with accessories:
“We don’t have any customizability that you did have in 0.2 in Kingdom Hearts 3. The development team does need some kind of extra time on their hands to be able to do something like that. Because we are so busy trying to complete Kingdom Hearts 3, we just don’t have any time to do that right now. But I think there is potential to maybe do something like that after release.”
Lastly, Nomura was asked whether Xbox One players could look forward to getting the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue collections:
“We obviously would need to discuss with Microsoft if we are to do this or not, but we haven’t even started the conversation yet. So just not at this moment.”
Kingdom Hearts III releases in Japan and Asia on January 25, 2019 and in North America and Europe in January 29, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can check out its latest trailers from E3 2018 here and here, info on its Deluxe and Bring Arts editions here, and its limited edition PS4 Pro here.