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Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura is promising a worthwhile conclusion for Kingdom Hearts III, but is quick to assure fans that the series will continue.
Speaking with the L.A. Times, Nomura discussed the finality that Kingdom Hearts III will bring to fans. He makes clear, however, that just because the core trilogy will see resolution, doesn't mean this is the end of Kindgom Hearts.
“As a core game, this is finally the third, and 10 years have passed. I couldn’t call this a trilogy. There have been so many spinoffs. In ‘Kingdom Hearts 3,’ the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion. That is the plan. But the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past 10 years will come to an end.”
Nomura also told fans that they if are interested in how Kingdom Hearts III will play from a mechanical standpoint, to play Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance on 3DS.
Kingdom Hearts III doesn't have a solid release date yet, but we do know it will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
[Source: L.A. Times]
Our TakeI really enjoyed Kingdom Hearts and its sequel, but have increasingly become disinterested in its spin-offs. As the story branches and extends, the already confusing narrative becomes more complicated, and it makes it harder to catch up when you start to fall behind. Kingdom Hearts is basically the equivalent of learning math. With the promise of conclusion though, it reinvigorates my interest in the story. If there is a visible finish line in the distance, it makes the prospect of catching up less initimdating.
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As long as Sora is still the main character I'm okay.
I'm actually really excited by this. Most times I'm like, "let the series end already"; but now I'm really excited as what they'll do next with Sora after KH3? Will he still have Donald and Goofy? Will the worlds still stay Disney related (as in classics like little mermaid). Also, I don't think they've done Pixar world yet...that could be an easy trasition...
I am excited for this. I want to see where the series franchise goes from here.
Hey no complaint from me I want a beautiful ending so make it last :)
I suppose this is good news then. At least we aren't going to have a Shenmue situation here with the story never reaching a solid conclusion.
I was hoping that instead of Goofy and Donald (though we all have come to enjoy them as the team) Sora would travel with Riku and Kairi as the 3-man team.
This is old news, GI. The Xehanort Saga will end.. but Sora's story will carry on.
I just hope this doesn't turn into Final fantasy vs 7, and be teased, and then still not come out for nearly a decade.
I want to see Kingdom Hearts 3 in max three years. As excited as I am right now about it, I have to remind myself that any hype could just end up making me negative towards the game, or uninterested.
Man, if only it was on PC...
i hope all of the spin offs will be on the systems not handhelds
don't have 3ds... hope I can gather the story from the 3 core games
The Kingdom Hearts storyline is incredibly confusing and convoluted, but I love it nonetheless. The person who came up with the idea of introducing Disney and Final Fantasy characters into a game together created gamer crack.
I liked Kingdom Hearts 1 and REALLY liked Kingdom Hearts 2 however every game after (besides Birth by Sleep) I felt was REALLY useless and ruined my interest in the main story. Personally, I think Sora has been around long enough and it'd be smart to think up a new main character, support characters, & story in general.
"Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past 10 years will come to an end."
Wow, spoiler alert.
I haven't played the 3DS one, but the combat in KHII was so fluid I loved it, hope it doesn't change too much.
My wife will definitely be excited to hear this.