Kingdom Hearts III Will Conclude The Story, But Not The Franchise
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]
I 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.