Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Coming In 2012, KH 3 Still Not Happening

by Bryan Vore on Sep 28, 2010 at 07:38 AM

In celebration of a decade of Kingdom Hearts, creator Tetsuya Nomura delights in antagonizing his fanbase and destroying their hopes for a true home console sequel to Kingdom Hearts II.

In Nomura's recent interview with Japanese publication Dengeki PlayStation, Andria Sang translated the following quote:

"2012 is the 10th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, so we'd like to do something to celebrate. However, I'll say this up front, just because it's the 10th anniversary, we still won't have KH 3 out (laughs)."

If you're wondering what is on the horizon for the Kingdom Hearts franchise, here's what we know. Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded is coming out in Japan on DS in early October this year. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix is next in Japan (includes all the bonuses from the U.S. version plus a few more). Then it's Kingdom Hearts 3D for the 3DS sometime in the future. No one knows when Re:Coded is hitting North America, but it's probably safe to assume spring 2011. Final Mix will never come here. And 3D sounds like it's a long way off even in Japan.

Oh well, you can always keep trying to earn that secret movie in Birth by Sleep, right?